A myth is a story, and there are much better ones to tell.
"We don’t need a dopamine fast; we need a fucking meaningful life." - : )
Quite brilliant. Printed out and underlined to the delight of my left hemisphere. My right hemisphere is smiling warmly, bathing in the gestalt. Thank you.
Great essay! This is a gem: “It is better solved at the level of the higher-order patterns – if you are “low” on dopamine, you “know” that you’re not doing things that really matter to you.” And your comments on emergence and why it makes sense to refer to patterns as a whole, e.g. “Steve” and “God” are wonderful and insightful. Very sorry about your brother.