Dopamine doesn’t only explain normal, healthy, life-sustaining behavior, it helps explain abnormal, unhealthy, and illogical behavior.
“You are afraid of the pain now, Unk, but you won’t learn anything if you don’t invite the pain. And the more you learn, the gladder you will be to stand the pain.” – Kurt Vonnegut
“It’s not fuckin’ rocket science, this stuff.”
– Prince of Temptation
The Wolf of Wall Street is a film about out-of-control drug addicts lying, cheating, bribing, wasting, stealing obscene amounts of money, spreading STDs, and wreaking a whole lotta havoc TO SCORE DOPAMINE SQUIRTS IN THEIR BRAINS.
“Where your talents and the needs of the world cross lies your calling.” – Aristotle
I’m your dopamine angel and I’m writing to help you understand how dopamine works.
“He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.”
— Samuel Johnson
“Every baby has possibilities for self-actualization but most get it knocked out of them. I think of the self-actualizing man not as an ordinary man with something added but rather as the ordinary man with nothing taken away.” – Abraham Maslow