Dopamine Profiles

An Open Letter to Dr. Nora Volkow, National Institute on Drug Abuse Director

March 4, 2016

Consider this an intervention. As you know, there’s no room for gentility when trying to convince an addict to work past the lack of free will facilitating the denial of addictions.

Dopamine Profile: Is Harvard’s Howard Shaffer This Century’s Cardinal Bellarmine?

by Charles Lyell on May 18, 2015

“There are horrible people who, instead of solving a problem, tangle it up and make it harder to solve for anyone who wants to deal with it. Whoever does not know how to hit the nail on the head should be asked not to hit it at all.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Dopamine Profile: Antonin Scalia, Troll on the Bench, Justice for Sale

by Charles Lyell on March 31, 2013

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.

Dopamine Profile: Why Power/Money/Esteem Addicts Are More Dangerous Than Junkies

by Charles Lyell on January 19, 2013

“Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.”
– Mark Twain

Dopamine Profiles: Karl Rove and Joseph Goebbels, Revenge of the Turds

by Charles Lyell on July 3, 2011

“The healthy man does not torture others – generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.” – Carl Jung

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