posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 03:34 PM
a reply to: swanne
This actually made me think of a study I had heard or read about awhile back (wish I could source it, but I can't) - essentially, they switched off
the reward/pleasure centers in mice and found that they wouldn't do anything - even if it ultimtaely lead to their demise. Even in things you
normally wouldn't describe as "pleasure", but are nonetheless tipped, even if ever so slightly toward the side of "pleasurable", humans (and other
animals) are motivated by "pleasure."
IMO, we want to be continually "processing" - processing more information, to be precise. Everything we do involves the gathering, sorting, analyzing
and storing of information, in the greatest relational database and analysis computer known to man - the human mind. It doesn't need to be "more
having", just "more"
(doing, thinking, feeling, eating, seeing, whatever.) If we cease to process data, our existence becomes pointless, and
will soon cease.