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Do Low Dopamine Segments of Our Population Self Segregate?

May 22, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 173

Have you ever wondered why many people in our society seemed to be turned off? They don't seem to have any get up and go, motivation, and have very low self-esteem. They just want to get by, they aren't looking to be successful, accomplish anything, or get rich. They just want to live their lives as minimalists and to be left alone, and they are perfectly happy doing jobs which are borderline meaningless, or just enough to pay the bills. Why do you think this is?

Have you ever noted that in some areas everyone seems to be lethargic? This often happens in areas which are temperature adverse, meaning people stay in our homes and don't wish to go anywhere, or the humidity is really high, so they try not to overexert themselves. Still, I would submit to you that this is happening more and more, and with the creep of socialism into American societies it is becoming more and more acceptable to be one in the crowd, rather than one who is striving to better themselves, and become the best at whatever it is they do.

We all know that dopamine in the brain is a factor in all this. People who want to succeed, do great things, often hang around other people who are also highly motivated and getting things done. Whereas people who don't want to work that hard, want to be around other people who are also taking it mellow, and perfectly content to blend in. Now then, my question is; do low dopamine segments of our population self-segregate? I think they might, and we should do a study on that.

With more activity going on in the city, where all the action is, you will probably find more people who enjoy the high paced life, and are busy competing in trying to accomplish things. This is not to say that some may have reasoned that it's just a giant carrot and stick game, and they therefore choose not to participate, but for the most part those who are lazy, or should I say are low in dopamine would rather be around others who aren't trying to break speed records in their work or other endeavors.

It seems that winners, overachievers, and those that accomplish great things like to hang around others with the same mindset. Why wouldn't it be the same way for those who don't? The reason I ask this is that I have been to every single United States with a population of 10,000 or more, over a seven year period traveling by motorhome. I've certainly noticed certain cities and areas where there is very little motivation, and everybody is quite happy, or rather content just getting by.

Unfortunately, I would submit to you that this is somewhat un-American, and goes against the spirit of excellence and American exceptionalism. Further, I would submit to you that the politically correct social networking and the concept that everyone gets an award in our public education system for merely showing up is promoting people who just want to get by, rather than helping children, teens, and members of our population allow their dopamine to flow and format their brains in such a way that takes them out of this lethargic state.

Allowing groups of low dopamine individuals to accumulate in mass by self-segregating themselves in various areas and regions of our country, we will do nothing more than create an ever increasing nanny state which will eventually lead to a terrible Greek tragedy. In any case, this is all food for thought, and whereas you may not agree with all of my observations, years of experience, and ongoing twenty-year case study here, I ask that you think about it and consider what I've said nevertheless.

Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank;

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