Love, Sex, Creativity, and Dopamine – Dr. Daniel Z. Lieberman #181
Why are we obsessed with the things we want and bored when we get them?
Dopamine is the chemical of desire that always asks for more — more stuff, more stimulation, and more surprises.
In pursuit of these things, it is undeterred by emotion, fear, or morality. Simply put, it is why we seek and succeed; it is why we discover and prosper. Yet, at the same time, it’s why we gamble and squander.
Tech has a part to play with dopamine too. Daniel Z. Lieberman finds it as hard as any of us to put the dopamine-providing phone down. So he wrote a book on it...
What I love: he has a potentially life-changing proposal in the book: for how we can channel our dopamine more effectively. What is it? Listen on to find out.
Zestology Guest: Daniel Z. Lieberman