For example, are you choosing to watch a more interesting show alone instead of watching a less interesting 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 larger 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.