The Normal Chaos of Love

Posted: January 22, 2015 in Uncategorized

“All the most powerful emotions come from chaos – fear, anger, love – especially love.
Love is chaos itself…” – Kirsten Miller

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“All the most powerful emotions come from chaos – fear, anger, love – especially love.
Love is chaos itself…”
Kirsten Miller

As our modern times become ever-more chaotic, the fear of being alone becomes an increasingly prominent feature in our life. The moral certainties that once provided a sense of security have turned into lines drawn in the sand; constantly washed away by the waves of individualism, clearing a slate for us to write and rewrite our own narratives.

In The Normal Chaos of Love, Sociologists Ulrich Beck and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim explore how romantic love is both a bastion of uncertainty, and a place of refuge. Love itself has become increasingly chaotic in modern times with the loss of clear-cut courtship rituals. In this age of uncertainty we are primarily driven to find and hold onto romantic love out of a fear of loneliness in a world lacking…

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