“But too much power – and hence too much dopamine – can disrupt normal cognition and emotion, leading to gross errors of judgment and imperviousness to risk, not to mention huge egocentricity and lack of empathy for others.”
– Ian Robertson
“I understand your conclusions and I agree that they are not as dopamine appealing as Kim Kardashian’s booty. My question is whether or not they are really dopamine repellent.”
“I have learned the novice can often see things that the expert overlooks. All that is necessary is not to be afraid of making mistakes or of appearing naive.”
– Abraham Maslow
The Semmelweis reflex is one reason it might take years until the information contained on this site is considered common knowledge.
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.
Are you willing to invest ten minutes a day to change your life? Or will you let dopamine convince you that learning about how dopamine manipulates behavior is a waste of time?
“He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” – Lao Tzu
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” — Marcel Proust