The Practice of Dopamine Control Is the Most Surprising Found by Far in This Year

Being happy every second doesn’t actually make you happy

Anthony Cheung
4 min readMar 28, 2022

Every spare second is an opportunity to be stimulated, whether by entering the TikTok vortex, scrolling Instagram, swiping through Tinder or bingeing on porn, online gambling and e-shopping.

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It is late at night and I am watching Social Media Infomercial addressing the newly Apple Introduced Mac Studio. I don’t need a Mac Studio as I am no video editor, but there’s a part of myself that I want it. The next thing that happens is I open the Apple Store app and “click to order”

The next day I realized I clicked on that and fortunately, there is a huge backorder queue on it and I come into sense to cancel the order. I then start to wonder,

“Am I a Shopaholic? Or an instinctive creature purely driven by Impulses?”


We are all surrounded by different kinds of stimuli. From Advertising boards, Music we listened to Social Media Feeds. These provide an incentive to our well-being lifestyle or promise of “dreams and successes”.



Anthony Cheung

I write about personal experiences, rides and bumps throughout my career life. — while inspiring others of empathy and work ethics