I'll keep it short and sweet. My quest is to find a different basis for the joy of living than the dopamine reward cycle.
I'm certain that most people seek happiness in the ongoing pursuit of dopamine.
I'm certain that true spiritual connection has nothing to do with dopamine.
So my quest is for truth.
The truth is within. It is not of this world. I want to identify with and have my being in truth, not the approval of the people in the world. If I seem depressed, it is just withdrawal symptoms as I seek freedom from addiction to dopamine.