A life-changing book on how to effectively balance pain and pleasure

Why is it that pleasure always seems to slip away?

And that no matter what you have, it’s never quite good enough?

The Dopamine Secret talks about dopamine, a chemical in our brain. While many think of dopamine as the source of pleasure, the book highlights that it's also behind our feelings of pain. This means that even when we chase things we think will make us happy, like a new car or job, the happiness is short-lived.

The modern idea is that if we have more or achieve more, we'll be happier. But the book argues that because of how dopamine works, we always end up wanting more, never feeling truly satisfied.

Instead of this endless chase, the author suggests we should focus on bigger goals in life. By finding a deeper purpose, we can find lasting happiness, rather than just momentary pleasure.

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