Dopamine for DIMwits

Dopamine for DIMwits: Introducton

August 23, 2015

After years of failing to explain the phenomenon I decided to regroup, reorganize, rewrite, recycle, and switch gears to a semi-humorous approach to introduce anyone interested in learning how our species ended up in the mess we’re in and what can be done to keep humans from self-destructing.

Chapter 1: A Good Place To Start

August 22, 2015

“If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself.” – Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

Chapter 2: Deficiency Needs and DIM

August 22, 2015

The difference between junkies and the corrupt and corrupting movers and shakers destroying environments, economies, and lives is that the former use heroin while the later use money, status, power, and lies to trigger the same brain chemical.

Chapter 3: Primitive Binary Programming and the Human Heisenbug Fix

August 21, 2015

If you can’t, or don’t want to, understand how the heisenbug fix turned humans into DIMwits, little of what you’re about to read will make sense.

Chapter 4: The Dopamine Glitch

August 21, 2015

“Nevertheless, it cannot be coincidental that the only animals in which gangs of males expand their territory by deliberately exterminating neighboring males happen to be humans and chimpanzees.” – Frans de Waal

Chapter 6: A Conspiracy of DIMwits

August 18, 2015

To protect themselves against honesty (and provide the unconsciousness addictions require) DIMwits play an assortment of dopamine games. One especially flimsy game is I’ll Let You Deny Your Addictions If You Let Me Deny Mine.

Chapter 7: Thinking Outside the Asylum

August 14, 2015

“History is indeed little more than the register of crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.”
– Edward Gibbon, historian (1737-1794)

Chapter 8: Satirists Have Been Writing About DIM for Centuries

August 12, 2015

“All human beings are becoming humanoids. All over the world, not just in America. We’re just getting there faster since we’re the most advanced country.” – Howard Beale

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