[SERIOUS] Why is the act of staring into the flames of a campfire or fireplace so mesmerizing?

[SERIOUS] Why is the act of staring into the flames of a campfire or fireplace so mesmerizing?

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  1. If you ever notice that when you stare at something movement will cause you to look away. Like if you are at work and notice a door open out of the corner of your eye, you will more than likely look. Sight is attracted to movement, and fire is pretty much nothing but movement. It keeps your attention and that can be relaxing.

  2. I’ve often thought I’d like to die staring into a fire. As a self proclaimed philosopher I’d say much of my best thinking is done at night at a fire. I think the answer lies with the same type of neurological response to watching fireworks which releases endorphins but also in the history of man and the thousands of years we have survived with the use of fire. It’s like mans best friend that can’t fetch a ball.

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