I have a book recommendation for you. The Hacking of the American Mind.
From the jacket:
“We all know that we can’t put down our sodas or our cell phones. But what if these cravings are engineered–by design? And what if these desires actually cause damage–not just to ourselves, but to our families, our friends, and our entire society?”
There’s a lot of brain science included that explains why so many people suffer from Addiction or Depression.
Dopamine is the neurotransmitter in the brain that causes us to say, This is good, I want more. Too much of it leads to addiction.
Seratonin is the neurotransmitter in the brain that causes us to say, This is good, I have enough. Too little of it leads to depression.
What if Corporations are using this fact to get you to buy their products? They are.
Watch this 1 minute video and then read the book.