Thanks for sharing, Noah. I think this is so important to remember. Very little is unabashedly “evil”, no matter what anyone says. Television, junk food, social media — it’s all meant as an indulgence to parts of brain that bring pleasure. Nothing wrong with that at all.

It’s when we let the pleasure seeking behavior take over our lives that we have a problem. It’s the old story of the mouse with electrodes in its brain to induce orgasm. It could literally push a button and get instant pleasure. The mouse pushed the button until it starved to death.

I love my smartphone as much as anybody, but that’s not how I want to go. We need to keep a check on pleasure seeking behavior in any form.


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