Why Drama and Anger Are Addicting — ease pain and feel superior
SO VOILA! There it is. The reason we let drama in is because drama presents as threat in the brain. Now true, drama is not usually a real threat. It usually doesn’t endanger life and limb, but more often ego and expectation. However in the limbic region of the brain, where the mantra is survive now, ask questions later, there is no distinction between real and actual threat. When threat is perceived it sends out the Marines. And in sending out the Marines, the brain gets paid in dopamine. AND THAT IS WHY we let drama in time and time again. Our brains like getting paid. That is why people become addicted to drama and to anger, because it results in the release of dopamine in the brain, just like cocaine, sex, food, and all the other highly addictive substance.
This article doesn’t address the Religion or Myth aspect to the neurology. It is my question. I think it is valid in today’s political arena.