Why We Love

There are some objects in our lives that we hold onto more dearly than others. It might be the first mug you grab out of the cupboard, or the beat-up hammer you rescued from your Grandpa's basement. Maybe it'a beautiful little yixing teapot or a giant overstuffed couch or a finely-machined sports car; there are things that we don't just like, but love.

But why do we love them? They don't love us back. They might be mass-produced, ubiquitous, and easily-replaced. They might be ugly, barely functional, or highly impractical. But we hold on. Why?

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Steve Leroux