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Addiction

Related: Dopamine, Happiness


Addiction is a progressive narrowing of the things that bring you pleasure.

The former emerges passively. The latter takes work.

“Work” in this context could be deliberate abstinence from no-effort-to-high-dopamine behaviors & drugs, directed attention, conscious understanding, mindfulness, etc.

How to Avoid Addictions

Beware anything that delivers high dopamine with minimal effort. Keep the amount of effort scaled with the amount of dopamine.