Healthy dopamine-induced behaviors are logical means to biological ends, i.e. to foster survival. Unhealthy dopamine-induced behaviors are illogical means to bioillogical dead ends, i.e. to trigger more and more dopamine.
“There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.”
- Alfred Hitchcock
“When the manipulations of childhood are a little larceny, they may grow and change with the child into qualities useful and admired in the grown-up world. When they are the futile struggle for love and concern and protection, they may become the warped and ruthless machinations of adults who seek in the advantages of power what they could never win as children.” – Leontine Young