If your love life is less than ideal, don’t worry — your hat is awesome.
Further reading: Dr. Lewis’ A General Theory of Love
This comic is an introduction to some of the ideas in A General Theory of Love. We highly recommend the book — it’s a great mix of poetry and science:
“The journey we embark on here is by no means complete: the science of our day hints at structures but cannot define them. The castle of the emotional mind is not yet grounded in fact, and there is ample room left within its domain for conjecture, invention, and poetry. As neuroscience unlocks the secrets of the brain, startling insights into the nature of love become possible. That is what this book is about — and if that’s not the secret of life, then we don’t know what is.”
You can also watch a great interview with him →
As far as I am aware, this is also the reason that heroin addicts often personify the addiction or the drug. Heroin becomes a friend, or a lover. It’s not a drug, it’s not even an “it”.
I do believe that overcoming opiate addiction has to incorporate overcoming this personification of the drug.