Lama Jigme Gyatso
Have you Hugged a Psychopath Today? - 28sep21
Have you hugged a psychopath today?
Why would you?
In a word,
The dopamine oriented reward system
of the reptilian brain
can drive many aggressive behaviors.
But did you know
that the oxytocin oriented reward system
of the mammalian brain
could help even psychopaths
to shift gears out of competition and cruelty
and into cooperation and compassion?
Mammals are wired to release this oxytocin
as a result of non-sexual cuddling.
We hug psychopaths not because they deserve it.
But to help them better cope with their atypical wiring,
that they may become more deserving of it.
I wonder how the ever-cranky Mace Windu
could have benefitted
from regular cuddle therapy.
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