89 STASHED IDEAS
The genre of drama is comfortably predictable and our brains eat this up because of the pleasure it brings from its symmetry and completion.
Our brains release mood-impacting neurotransmitters such as cortisol, dopamin, and oxytocin whenever we react to the challenges, twists, and happy resolutions of the narrative arc, thus providing an emotionally satisfying journey.
Being addicted to escapist media like video games and web series (that keep us hooked using algorithms) is linked to poor cognitive health.
Watching an episode or two of a good TV show intentionally is beneficial for us, but overdoing the same leads to increased worry and anxiety, the very thing we are trying to avoid.
Being overly critical of oneself and developing a negative self-image is a sure-fire way to create a distorted self-perception.
People with self-doubt are more susceptible to confirmation bias about their own incompetence. This subconscious phenomenon is like a reversal of the Dunning-Kruger effect, where people seem to wrongly believe that they are competent.
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