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Why are we obsessed with the things we want and bored when we get them? 

Dopamine is the chemical of desire that always asks for more — more stuff, more stimulation, and more surprises.

In pursuit of these things, it is undeterred by emotion, fear, or morality. Simply put, it is why we seek and succeed; it is why we discover and prosper. Yet, at the same time, it’s why we gamble and squander. 

Tech has a part to play with dopamine too. Daniel Z. Lieberman finds it as hard as any of us to put the dopamine-providing phone down. So he wrote a book on it...

What I love: he has a potentially life-changing proposal in the book: for how we can channel our dopamine more effectively. What is it? Listen on to find out.

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