Could aggression be more rewarding than sex, food and drugs? The answer is yes, because of dopamine. Could this be why boxing and the martial arts have become a million dollar industry?
"We learned from these experiments that an individual will intentionally seek out an aggressive encounter solely because they experience a rewarding sensation from it," stated Craig Kennedy, professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University. This could explain why, throughout history, legends such as Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali have been a source of fascination for many.
Aggression is necessary for our survival. It is good for our well-being if channeled in healthy ways.
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