I've been trying to understand why humans grief. I read a few articles and come to this conclusion (which I want to check with experts):
- being separated creates bad feelings because, being together makes move evolutionary sense.
- Parents want reproduction/their genetic material to proliferate (cuz if it doesn’t then that species die/stops existing)
- Kids want to also pass their genetic material and if they die they can’t pass that on. So they want to stay with their parents.
- thus, there is a stress mechanism keep the family together when there is a separation (since this is perceived as a threat, higher chance of risk)
So grief is this stress system trying to keep us safe. Does this make sense or am I missing something?
I am mostly interested in understanding grief in terms of evolutionary psychology and in the context of all (or any) of these:
- break ups