the randumm nullness thread

S_Spartan

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They said on the news yesterday that the dude who shot Reagan back in the 80s has now overcome all of his psychological demons except he still has narcissistic personality disorder. So in other words, he's a normal American now! Lol.
 

S_Spartan

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They baste you like a turkey. They get ya all greased up! Then they take their pound of flesh. And that is how it's always been, and that is how it always will be.
 

S_Spartan

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the fragrant hands of a spring night,
in the morning dusty rays through the blind,
our heads still sore and pounding,
a thunder clap in the distance,
rain starts to tap the pane as I rub my temples,
let me turn you on to this thing today,
there is honey in the hills,
the gold may be old but does that really matter?
 

S_Spartan

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I really honestly believe that one of the biggest sources of unhappiness in first world countries is dopamine addiction.

The human mind simply isn't wired to handle so many short term "rewards" with so little effort.

And just like any kind of addiction you always need more and more to get your fix.

So the person who used to get a dopamine hit from getting 10 "likes" on their selfie now needs at least 100 to get that same hit! Lol

But this applies to everything: food, entertainment, love, sex, money, stuff.

This is not to say that we need to go back to horse and buggy days but I think it will have to be addressed at some point as a major health issue.

If you are a conspiracy theorist you could even say that the elite like it this way.
 

S_Spartan

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So I'm trying to shrink my stomach cause I'm tired of eating and I want to lose 19 pounds.

The first day was really easy, I went for like 14 hours with no food.

The second day my body started to revolt. I'll say this about the human body, it can be a real biotch when it isn't getting the calories it's become accustomed to.

And I wasn't even fasting just cutting back a bit.

It was kind of interesting that I also got terribly depressed which I attribute to the loss of dopamine hits that the extra food was giving me every day.

Today was a bit smoother but I woke up in the middle of the night last night with my stomach growling so bad I couldn't sleep so I had a few crackers and that calmed it down.
 

LoyalXenite

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And just like any kind of addiction you always need more and more to get your fix.

So the person who used to get a dopamine hit from getting 10 "likes" on their selfie now needs at least 100 to get that same hit! Lol

But this applies to everything: food, entertainment, love, sex, money, stuff.


If you are a conspiracy theorist you could even say that the elite like it this way.
I gotta say, I hadnt thought too much on this before now, but I really agree with you on this.. Especially the conspiracy theorist part tbh
 

S_Spartan

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I gotta say, I hadnt thought too much on this before now, but I really agree with you on this.. Especially the conspiracy theorist part tbh
I believe that we are actually taught from a young age to be dopamine addicts.

Had parents and teachers that rewarded you with pleasurable things for good behavior? Ice cream? Toys? A shiny gold star on a highly graded test? Being allowed to watch your favorite tv show if you got your homework done?

Each one of those rewards created a dopamine link between a pleasurable experience and compliance/pleasing a superior.

This isn't necessarily the worst way to motivate people not to be savages but the negative bi-product of this is that it carries over into adulthood to create a person who is inclined towards insatiable reward seeking.

We see an awful lot of this today. People who are never satisfied because they simply cannot be satisfied.

They are stuck in this loop...
 

S_Spartan

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Just laying here in bed looking at the ceiling. If that light fixture overhead ever decides to fall during the night it's really going hurt. The heavy glass globe is only held on by one little decorative nut!
 
I believe that we are actually taught from a young age to be dopamine addicts.

Had parents and teachers that rewarded you with pleasurable things for good behavior? Ice cream? Toys? A shiny gold star on a highly graded test? Being allowed to watch your favorite tv show if you got your homework done?

Each one of those rewards created a dopamine link between a pleasurable experience and compliance/pleasing a superior.

This isn't necessarily the worst way to motivate people not to be savages but the negative bi-product of this is that it carries over into adulthood to create a person who is inclined towards insatiable reward seeking.

We see an awful lot of this today. People who are never satisfied because they simply cannot be satisfied.

They are stuck in this loop...
Aye, that's true. But when it's learnt at young age, so harder to break the cycle. Also some people act as if they're so entitled nowadays, they're used to getting what they want. But not being grateful or appreciative of what they got... Sorry for the mini-rant & sounding like an auld, grumpy eejit. :bigsmile:
 

S_Spartan

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Aye, that's true. But when it's learnt at young age, so harder to break the cycle. Also some people act as if they're so entitled nowadays, they're used to getting what they want. But not being grateful or appreciative of what they got... Sorry for the mini-rant & sounding like an auld, grumpy eejit. :bigsmile:
Rant away, my friend!

The internet was made for three things:

Rants
Ducklips
Porn

Oh yeah, and buyin' stuff...

;)
 

MollyBeGood

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Dopamine addiction. I think addictions in general are the downfall of people. No self control is what we lack as humans. That is completely preyed on in the media and advertising and unless you are a very aware person you will become an addict to something.

I want to be a happiness addict :) instead it seems my brain is wired for dark things and feelings.
 

S_Spartan

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Dopamine addiction. I think addictions in general are the downfall of people. No self control is what we lack as humans. That is completely preyed on in the media and advertising and unless you are a very aware person you will become an addict to something.

I want to be a happiness addict :) instead it seems my brain is wired for dark things and feelings.

I've always thought that the best addiction to have would be a workaholic. Not too many people gonna give you shit over that one! Except for a neglected spouse and kids might not like it.

Best to stay single as a workaholic.

There is no free lunch though. Seems like the workaholics I've known pay for it with their health. They don't age well.

Addictions always have a price. No way around it.
 
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