Love is like religion. In the same way that religion gives meaning and purpose to humanity’s existence when we are faced with the reality of its true insignificance, love gives meaning and purpose to the individual’s life. Love is that feeling of standing in a crowd and someone calling your name, wanting you, only you. There are billions of people on earth and they want you. You are special, you are the greatest, no matter how statistically unrealistic such a proposition is. Love is like praying and hearing God answer back.
The only difference is…with love you get to be someone else’s god. You get to tell them that they are special, and unique, and perfect. And that is power. Omnipotence. And it feels good to wield that power: the power to elevate a single human above the masses, to free them from mortality and make them a deity. To give them purpose.
And that’s why love is better than religion.