Are you choosing dopamine over oxytocin activities?

For example, are you choosing to watch a more interesting show alone instead of watching a less exciting show with your partner or child? In the short term, it seems better to let each family member watch what is most interesting to them. They will each receive a more significant dopamine hit. However, remember that dopamine causes short-term happiness but lowers long-term happiness when it keeps us from bonding activities with others. On the other hand, long-term happiness goes up when you frequently choose oxytocin activities over dopamine activities.

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