Friday, September 28, 2007

Why Do We Do It?

1. Because it feels good.

2. Because we hope it will feel good.

3. Because it enhances our sense of having continued to survival.

4. Because after it feels good for a while, we begin to want to share it with others.

5. Because it literally and figuratively enhances our feelings of connectedness.

6. Because feeling connected enhances our sense of validation and purpose.

Some regard this concatenation as spiritual.

Some regard it as being creatively inspired.

But hey, not to forget chemical as well.

As in dopamine, that lovely neural transmitter. We may well approach it from the spiritual path or the more secularly oriented creative inspiration, but the results are broadcast about the psyche pretty much at all levels thanks to our pal dopamine.

We may well be connected to the spheres or the universe from time to time, and in the process may produce remarkable results, but remember, this message was brought to you by dopamine.


lettuce said...

hey shelly - this made me feel good.


John Eaton said...

Absolutely, Shelly.


Lori Witzel said...

Hehehehe! Grinning through my dopamine prism...

x said...

Shelley, you are obviously a paid pawn of the neurotransmitter chemical companies, thus rendering your entire message suspect.

R.L. Bourges said...

make mine a chilled dopamine, twist of lemon, no olive.