“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
“It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.” – Voltaire
“Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
It’s no accident so many money, power, and esteem addicts start out as neglected, abused, abandoned, and/or bullied children. Needy children, burdened with insatiable cravings, are predisposed to unhealthy addictions. Some use heroin to trigger dopamine, others trigger the neurotransmitter with money, power, and status.
“If I only had three words of advice, they would be, Tell the Truth. If got three more words, I’d add, all the time.” – Randy Pausch
Neurocritics who summarily dismiss neurocentrism are like puppets dismissing their strings.
The Wolf of Wall Street is a film about out-of-control drug addicts lying, cheating, bribing, wasting, stealing obscene amounts of money, spreading STDs, and wreaking a whole lotta havoc TO SCORE DOPAMINE SQUIRTS IN THEIR BRAINS.
“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge — even to ourselves — that we’ve been so credulous.” – Carl Sagan