To protect themselves from honesty, and the unconsciousness required to continue indulging addictions, confederates play a flimsy but effective dopamine game called I’ll Let You Deny Your Addictions If You Let Me Deny Mine.
“Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
“If I only had three words of advice, they would be, Tell the Truth. If got three more words, I’d add, all the time.” – Randy Pausch
Straw Man Arguments is a popular dopamine game that employs an obvious ploy — misrepresenting what was said. The objective is to “win” disputes by questioning, disproving, dismissing, trivializing, mocking, being offended by, and/or objecting to what wasn’t said.
“No human being is innocent, but there is a class of innocent human actions called Games.”
– W. H. Auden
“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”
– William James
“Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.”
Complaining, Scapegoating, Certainty, Gossiping, Denial, and Notice Me! are popular dopamine games that offer invaluable insights into mentalbators and mentalbation.