PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:
FEBRUARY IS INTERCOLONIAL DOPAMINE AWARENESS MONTH (DAM).
February is Dopamine Awareness Month. Valentine's Day is a special day set aside for Dopamine Awareness. Dopamine is the venom that is on the tips of Cupid's arrows.(Remember that Cupid has been determined to be a Cylon agent acting to bring about disruptions and chaos throughout the Colonies where ever possible. He is ont of their most effective Psy-Ops agents). Dopamine is a chemical in the brain that causes one's heart to float in the clouds, a strange butterflies flying in the stomach sensation, and of course temporary mental retardation as the brain's cognitive faculties are impaired. It is also responsible for feelings of attraction and bonding, such as one may feel for a puppy or their new born child. Dopamine should be treated as any other common intoxicant. When one is initially attracted to someone else, their brain is flooded with Dopamine, they lose all common sense, and become addicted to said individual. This is also called EROS. It is self centered and usually sexual "love," but it does not last, because just like any other drug, the body develops a resistance to Dopamine, and "That Loving Feeling" goes away. It is at this point most relationships are at risk of ending abruptly, as the individual seeks more stimulation from other sources to satisfy the desire for a Dopamine fix. However, in some cases EROS is supplemented by PHILEO AKA PHILIA, a more mutual sort of "love. " This is more of a sharing, give and take sort of relationship. Dopamine is still injected into the brain, but in more reasonable doses, and cognitive functions are less effected, hence less temporary mental retardation. Such a relationship has a better chance of lasting longer, however, if one partner feels they are giving and not receiving, the relationship again faces abrupt termination. However, if EROS and PHILEO are also supplemented by AGAPE, there is the greatest chance for a successful life long relationship. AGAPE is "love" that has no limits. and does not depend on the response or reaction of the other partner. There typically is little or no Dopamine release into the brain with AGAPE, so all cognitive functions remain in tact. Each type of "love" serves its purpose. Eros causes initial attraction and procreation. However, Eros deters mental function, so after a few months the body becomes immune to it in order for Phileo to kick in. This is a bonding "love" that a mother has for her new born child, for example. It is the "love" that motivates both partners to prepare for the child's arrival. After a period of time, Agape kicks in to help the family to raise the child until adulthood. Agape has no limits. It is the sort of "love" that a loyal dog has for its human. Agape love is required in raising a family, because the child will go crazy at certain phases in its life and drive the parents nuts. All inferior types of "love" would result in the child's death, mutilation, or expulsion from the family unit. Agape motivates the parents to overcome the emotions and difficulties they face and continue on unto the end. Agape always seeks what is best for the one "loved," so it is also involved in tough love and letting go if that is in the best interest of the other. A Dopamine intoxicated mind is not capable of such selfless actions.
So, please keep all of this in mind, and if at all possible, seek out, destroy, maliciously murder, mangle, mutilate, and utterly annihilate Cupid. And JUST SAY NO TO DRUGS. JUST SAY NO TO DOPAMINE! JUST SAY NOPE TO DOPE! Thank you for your attention.