6/25 (Tue.) Dopamine control technique (Host: Tashi)

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tashi
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6/25 (Tue.) Dopamine control technique (Host: Tashi)

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Hi Everyone,

It is my pleasure to host again and this time I would like to share some information/idea about letting dopamine work for us properly. It seems releasing dopamine is a great thing and this term is getting popular recent years. But I have been feelling puzzled that how could releasing a specific chemical substance is alwasy a good thing to human being and I heard a lot of advertisements such as "meditation can help release dopamine so it is good" or "jogging can help release dopamine which is very good exercise". Well, I do think meditation and jogging exercise are good but that kind of statements still sound not reasonable.

Around 2 weeks ago I found some video clips that seem reasonable and more neutral.

* Words from Dr. Andrew Huberman, a neuroscientist and tenured professor in the Department of Neurobiology and by courtesy, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford School of Medicine.

You may start from a 4.5 mins short clip:

The technique of learning to control dopamine rewards to lead yourself.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AL-bxW1U3k

This it sounds a good idea, you can take more - a 8 mins short clip explaining the logic behind and what excites me is about releasing dopamine, it is not always the more the merrier.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZwpyrGlTWQ

Here is also another lecture from Dr. Jordan Peterson about pornagraphy addiction that I feel quite correlated.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_3dNMmHBXg

Whether you finished the former 2 short clips, the last is what I love most. An 2 min clip pointed out that behavior is the control panel of everything. I hope you would not go for this one and just this one only :D .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP9zYsBlzHg&t=3s

For session 1, I would like to use those materials to raise conversations:

1. Before this session, what is your idea about dopamine?
2. After catching the information and idea in those videos or from your table members

a. Would you think the mind practices good diea to put into action?
b. Could you relate them to some job or life experience in your lives?

For session 2, I was thinking that we could extend this to an angle a bit farther. Meet David Goggins, a man with no background but achieved an American United States Navy SEAL, an ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete.

Among all his publis speeches, I was moved most by this 1 min clip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN4hPjTX7s0

And you may be wondering what is the connection beween his effort, his life pholosiphy. For me, all his speeches continually reveal the connection but I think this 10 mins clip should be comprehensible and practical for most of us.

Read again!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLKxdTmk-zc

After you watched it (in detail or skim through), some of you might have the same question that why he has the patience and perseverance for his goal? He answered in this clip below and for me it is a good reflection:

You have to want it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16uo6L_mkEM

Then here I try to list some questions as well for our conversation:

1. Let's asking ourselves: When there is no more talent, what happens to you?
2. Like what he did for studying, read again and again until you kept thos material in mind and keep digesting it no matter how slow. Do you have similar experience and do you buy it?
3. Having a purpose seem very serious and diffulcult. Do you believe that we all need a purpose in some definition and why?

Agenda:
6:45 ~ 7:00pm Greetings & Free Talk / Ordering Beverage or Meal / Getting Newcomer’s Information
7:00 ~ 7:10pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
(Session I)
7:10 ~ 7:45pm Discussion Session (35 mins)
7:45 ~ 8:00pm Summarization (15 mins)
8:00 ~ 8:05pm Regrouping / Instruction Giving / Taking a 5 Minutes Break (Intermission)
(Session II)
8:05 ~ 8:40pm Discussion Session (35 mins)
8:40 ~ 8:55pm Summarization (15 mins)
8:55 ~ 9:00pm Concluding Remarks / Announcements

Meeting Date: As shown on the Subject Line
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Re: 6/25 (Tue.) Dopamine control technique (Host: Tashi)

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I haven't had time to prepare for the meeting yet, but to promote the meeting on Meetup, we came up with this with the help from ChatGPT: :)
https://www.meetup.com/yoyo-english-clu ... blish=true
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Re: 6/25 (Tue.) Dopamine control technique (Host: Tashi)

文章 Iris Wu »

Focusing on self-development and inner growth is good, but I strongly feel that many self-help motivators tend to overvalue their own approaches. They often assume that those who do not show the expected 'accomplishment' have issues, thereby undermining others' progress and results. I would say, don't get too hung up on self-help theories, and don't take my advice too seriously either. :)
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Re: 6/25 (Tue.) Dopamine control technique (Host: Tashi)

文章 Luis Ko »

Iris Wu 寫:
週二 6月 25, 2024 10:08 am
Focusing on self-development and inner growth is good, but I strongly feel that many self-help motivators tend to overvalue their own approaches. They often assume that those who do not show the expected 'accomplishment' have issues, thereby undermining others' progress and results. I would say, don't get too hung up on self-help theories, and don't take my advice too seriously either. :)
It sounds like a catch 22 situation, and so does the dopamine stuff. right, guess that's because i don't really get it. :lol:
i might be a cynic and, a sceptic as well but, i'm definitely not a bad person!!
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