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On the eve of each new year, many of us commit to making lifestyle changes we believe will improve our sense of personal satisfaction and bring us happiness. Rather than seek out professional help, we attempt to resolve some of our behavioral issues ourselves.
Cognition refers, quite simply, to thinking. There are the obvious applications of conscious reasoning—doing taxes, playing chess, deconstructing Macbeth—but thought takes many subtler forms, such as interpreting sensory input, guiding physical actions, and empathizing with others.
Love is one of the most profound emotions known to human beings. There are many kinds of love, but most people seek its expression in a romantic relationship with a compatible partner. For many, romantic relationships comprise the most meaningful aspect of life, providing a source of deep fulfillment.