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> If such behaviors were not rewarded the organism would not be
> propelled to engage in the mentioned activities and
> repetition of them would be absent (reinforcement).
i think this reward mechanism is often quite complex and not really
understandable. i think it can often be compared to obsessions or
addictions rather than just "feeling good" when doing something.
a lot of human symptoms like ego, image, obsessions and so on have
not much to do with making someone feel good they might serve some
function be it at a meme or dna level.
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