Poachers in Zimbabwe used cyanide to kill more than 300 elephants and countless other safari animals. Complete herds are being wiped out for one illogical, irrational, unnecessary reason — to score dopamine.
The Semmelweis reflex is one reason it might take years until the information contained on this site is considered common knowledge.
It’s not nice to make fun of anyone’s physical appearance, but in the case of Justice Antonin Scalia, his troll-like appearance is a key factor responsible for turning a goofy outsider into one of the world’s most dangerous attention and esteem addicts.
The difference between the past and present is that we no longer have centuries, or even decades, for safety/acceptance/esteems addicts to rise above their dopamine ignorance and accept inconvenient but obvious truths simply because they threaten dopamine flow.
“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
“All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.”
- Mark Twain
“There is no distinctly native American criminal class save Congress.” - Mark Twain
“If one looks with a cold eye at the mess man has made of history, it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that he has been afflicted by some built-in mental disorder which drives him towards self-destruction.”
- Arthur Koestler