Your unedited version is providing me -- now in my wisdom years over 60 -- a re-visiting of my youthful ideals that I clung to in the Sixties and assumed were intrinsic to human nature. Only in recent years have I been in touch with the young man I was when I made choices to stand in the military during the Vietnam War and ended up being so impacted that I never could slow down enough to be able to find a woman's love.
Businesses such as Ashley Madison would not exist if there were so many happy marriages.
Your interview with Helen Fisher is helping me to generate new glimpses of what might be possible for me as I "come out of the jungle of my memories" and re-form my social relationships.
It was powerful to hear such insights that you both gave about social support in what I think you might call the new village.
In her TED talks that have been viewed by millions of people and the research she does for Match.com, Helen Fisher wields science as a sobering, if entertaining, lens on what feels like the most meaningful encounters of our lives.
She is a leading anthropologist/explorer on the new frontier of seeing inside our brains when love and sex happen.
And she reveals how we can take this knowledge as a form of power — to give conscious new meaning to the thrilling and sometimes treacherous human realms of love, sex, and a Visiting Research Associate and member of the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies in the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University.
She is also the Chief Scientific Advisor to the Internet dating site
Her books include As part of a conversation with the Church of Ireland about the question of human sexuality, our special contributor confesses his "gay agenda": to love the gospels; to love repentance; to love words and courage and my partner; and to show love to each other on our great endeavor.
Watch the 90-minute unedited interview with Helen Fisher, including fascinating insights from the biological anthropologist that we couldn’t fit into the radio hour: her sense of how arranged marriages create the conditions for love and romance to happen; and the nuance brain science would give to the term “animal attraction.”Women and Men and adoration.
I think that in the future I'll recall listening to this interview and agree that many woman and men are committing to being more resilient than we could have been before.
Your discussion reminded me of the film, "Forrest Gump." We're able to now look back while also feeling the integration that has woven itself deep into our collective memories.