People like to get worked up. They always have and always will, we are just chemical puppets after all.
Dopamine Puppets - Scott Adams
_Here’s a funny article by David Wong of Cracked_ that talks about the dopamine high we sometimes get from outrage. The gist of it is that the brain gets some sort of chemical payoff from outrage, and we seek it when we’re otherwise bored with life. Politics serves up lots of outrage opportunities. That’s why we are drawn to it – for the high.
We rationalise that we are fighting the good fight and making the world better. But mostly it just feels good to get worked up about issues and share the experience with like-minded dopamine addicts.