The shortcut to a good life no one wants to hear

Alex Mathers

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Did you notice?

The more we do some things in life, the more we want them.

These things tend to deliver a heady dopamine hit, which makes us feel great for a while until we get an itching for me. That itch is often quick to show up after apparent satiation.

Doughnuts, sex, feel-good TV, video games, cigarettes, junk food, chocolate, and caffeine.

All are addictive, and this is why. They never deliver total satisfaction because they raise our chemicals before dumping them shortly after. The crash makes us want more.

Most of these dopamine pleasure sources come from artificial stimulants. In other words, they are not things we find out in nature, like a beautiful sunset or a splash of water after a long dry walk in the desert (except the sex part, but this was never intended for continual use like us modern degenerate hump monkeys think it does).

When we feel unsatiated and unfulfilled from things we didn’t really need in the first place, we are dragged off-track.

Because there’s always that fix to hunt down.

We don’t need tons of sex, doughnuts or TV show binges. They just make us feel good. But we feel good because we’re tricking our bodies with dopamine jolts that gradually numb us.

The tech-fueled world has exasperated this because it has given us a dizzying array of fake stimuli that make it seem like we’re having more novel experiences. This will become yet more intense. And the more we get, the more we want.

No wonder we crave novelty.

No wonder we continually need to escape, travel, buy a new book or get some hit — some taste of something fresh and thrilling.

We diminished our sensitivity in our crazed pursuit of novelty.

This all pulls us off the real path. The needed path.

The path of creation. Because you can’t create if you can’t feel.

We’re bored because we avoid exploring the depths of pure awareness.

It’s out there. But you deny it.

Sadly, most will never know this is the most thrilling place you can go.

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