“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” – Walter Bagehot
The Big Short is actually about insanity. More specifically, it’s about the insanity resulting from dopamine-induced addictions to money, power, acceptance, approval, and status.
The inconvenient truth is convenience has turned out to be so addictive it might be too late to save our species from self-annihilation because we’ve reached a point where just discussing what needs to be done is considered too inconvenient.
“It’s not fuckin’ rocket science, this stuff.”
– Prince of Temptation
“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
“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.”