Love and Hate – The Chemicals Between Us.

Friday, May 9, 2008 12:26 PM By Stephen J Christophers

‘I currently have no idea where I’m going with this topic, but, it has some really interesting observations in it, and could spark some good ideas in the future. To keep the mind ticking over here’s a little background’

Do you love me or hate me? - I once shouted to a girlfriend of mine, after a heated argument. She wasn’t that clear with her reply at the time. Nevertheless, we’re good friends now. Our relationship has mellowed into a positive medium; the second law of thermodynamics you might ask, or relativity. For this one, let’s take a look at biology:

The emotions of love and hate actually originate from signals in our bodies cells. Cells, in order too manipulate us into action, work together sending signals to the brain based on a preexisting list of priorities; or, program relative to each cell. Our brain acts on these signals from the cells based on neurological network relationships (maps of operations that produce the required chemical reaction), the correct recipe for releasing those chemicals needed to satisfy the cells cravings. Chemical cocktails in the form of Peptides then bombard the cells based on these recipes and dock onto receptors giving each cell the hit it was craving and satisfying their chemical addiction.

The other day I was reading the newspaper and it had an article about a drug addict who had abandoned her child to feed a $280 a day drug habit. I’m being honest here when I say: I’ve never had a regular job which has supplied me with that much liquidity. I will nevertheless dwell on its potential. This situation illustrates the strength of chemical addiction and its ability to alter our behavior to such an extent that it makes possible things which others perceive as impossible. Chemical motivation is something that probably drives reality through potential. If we could only bottle the chemicals needed to fuel great achievement then who knows where we would be in a fifty years. Although, sadly most cultures - seem on the surface anyway - to promote more profitable ventures by stimulating the chemicals which we are attributed to laziness and fear – a topic I will touch on when tackling organised religion and society.

When we encounter emotions, we find - in biology anyway - their foundations are based on both our generic imprint and that molded by our life experiences as individuals -experiences that we perceive to be, love or other emotions. And, in similar fashion our cells experience life based on their genetic inheritance and individual experience of chemical addiction.

All emotions are based on chemical reactions both genetic inheritance and external experience combined - those which our cells are addicted to; or, the triggers for those particular chemicals they crave. These internally shape our life to such an extent that: who we are, is a foundation of the chemical reactions we allow to take place in our bodies and the triggers on which we have hard coded into our brains and genes.

I would like to suggest some of these phrases next time you are in an emotional fix with someone you either love or hate…

  • My cells love you, but I’m just along for the ride! (This could be genetic and maybe worth exploring)
  • You make me feel so good! (Chemistry)
  • Maybe, if I go to AA they’ll help me get rid of you! (An addiction to past experience maybe, where the individual or experience triggers a similar chemical reaction )

Through our environment we explore the addictive and repulsive nature of biological chemical relationships, within the human body in relation to our environment; a relationship which enable us to set goals and targets based on our inherent physical and emotional needs – a particular smell, triggers chemically addictive or repulsive signals or that of sight, sound or touch etc, and the more we experience them, the more we build neurological network relationships in our brain that remind us of them later. Encouraging us to pursue targets which will then allow us to obtain the most chemical satisfaction over unsatisfactory out comes which might cause suffering and pain - a warning mechanism.