Neuroscience of Happiness and Pleasure

Are you aware of how human DNA and the brain actually works?

The Neuroscience of Happiness and Pleasure I feel is summarised brilliantly by Joe Rogan here.

“You evolve from the hundreds of thousands of years of hunters and gatherers and people that were struggling. Human reward systems are carved deeply into your DNA.

And if you don’t respect that, if you don’t respect the mechanism of happiness and fulfillment and what you really need to do in order to feel satisfied in life, comradery, love, family, friendship, struggle, testing yourself, learning, all those things are imperative.

They’re all a giant part of being a person”

Never seek an end game because if you got there then what?

Stop Seeking Comfort

Joe Rogan has summed up the art of happiness in his STOP SEEKING COMFORT video here:

Joe Rogan is a motivational entrepreneur and I strongly recommend you check out the Joe Rogan Podcast for more amazing life hacks.

The video has been put together here nicely by FightMediocrity youtube channel and strongly recommend you subscribe to it if you have not already.

Transcription

I think that there’s a lot of people out there that think somehow or another you’re going to get to someplace where you live in, in silk sheets and you’re getting your toes done while someone’s dropping grapes into your mouth.

I don’t want that. I’ve never wanted that.

That guy’s not going to be happy. He’s going to be bored an hour into the grapes. You can get those fucking grapes away from me. Stop painting my toes. What am I doing in this bed?

You Need Constant Stimulation

I got to do something. I’m not stimulated.

The human organism, the animal that we are needs constant stimulation because it evolved.

Trying to find food and escape enemies and find shelter, escape, nature, escape the elements, try to survive and this is the great joy that you haven’t taken care of your children, that you can protect your children from the elements and the enemies and feed them and it’s also the great sadness that you see in losers.

Do Not Be a Loser

When I see a loser, I see some guy who’s 43 years old, lives in his parents’ basement and he fucking hates the world.

I’m like, that was a baby man. This is a baby that somebody just gave shitty nutrients to, whether it’s nutrients in the form of food or in the form of thoughts and ideas and examples.

And this kid developed these horrible self-defeating patterns of behavior that have led them to this point where they’re this middle-aged person with no future and no idea of how to get out of this rut and probably never will escape it and might just wind up sucking on a gun.

Do Not Seek Comfort

This is the world that we live in today and I think part of that world is because we have been fed this line of horseshit that you’re supposed to seek comfort and I don’t think you are.

I think you’re supposed to seek lessons and you’re supposed to seek difficult tasks and accomplishments and through those things and through doing things that are hard to do, even if it’s just a fucking 90-minute hot yoga class.

“I think you’re supposed to seek lessons and you’re supposed to seek difficult tasks and accomplishments”

I do a 90-minute yoga class and those last 20 minutes I do not want to be there, man. I do not want to be there, man. And I definitely don’t want to give 100% and I can cheat, but if I don’t and I get through it, when that time is up and the lady says ‘Namaste’ and everybody gets up, I’m like, fuck man, I made it. I lost 15 pounds. My fucking yoga mat is drenched to the point where I literally ring it out, fill a jug up with water, but through that struggle, I will now have a better day.

Everyday Matters

I better fucking do it again tomorrow or do something else because if I just think, well, tomorrow I’m just going to coast and eat Twinkies and watch TV.

Oh, hello sadness, my old friend. Hello, depression.

Because when you’re not doing anything, you feel like shit and that’s just a part of being a human being and we can pretend that we’re something other than what we really are and we could pretend not me man, I’m just cool. Just chilling, doing nothing.

Bullshit. You’re a fucking human. You’re a human being.

Respect Your DNA

You evolve from the hundreds of thousands of years of hunters and gatherers and people that were struggling.

Human reward systems are carved deeply into your DNA, and if you don’t respect that, if you don’t respect the mechanism of happiness and fulfillment and what you really need to do in order to feel satisfied in life, comradery, love, family, friendship, struggle, testing yourself, learning, all those things are imperative.

They’re all a giant part of being a person.

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Summary

Life is all about living.

The Neuroscience of Happiness and Pleasure in my personal opinion is always evolving and there is no end goal because if you reach the summit then what?

As humans, we always want to test ourselves and if you ever stop this you are in trouble.

Comradery, love, family, friendship, struggle, testing yourself, learning, all those things are imperative. If you don’t respect the mechanism of happiness and fulfillment and what you really need to do in order to feel satisfied in life then you will never have full control of your brain.

James Dooley

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Digital Nomad who loves travelling the world networking while working on my laptop. Life is a perception of your own reality. You have no excuses and should be making memories every single day #LearnSomethingNew #Develop #Synergy #Network

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