The Hacking of the American Mind: by Robert Lustig | Conversation Starters
The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains was published in September 2017. Written by Dr. Robert Lustig, it is his second attempt to keep his readers from succumbing to the pleasures of sugar, while also detailing his theory as to how America came to be in its current unhappy, drug-addicted, depressed state. According to Lustig, both big businesses and the government are to blame. Both are responsible for the promotion of items which cause guilty pleasure, such as pornography, sugar, and drugs. Guilty pleasures lead to addictive and/or depressive actions, which can spiral out of control. The book provides the author’s personal experiences and research into his theory, scientific data to verify his theory, and ways to avoid being unhappy. In addition, Lustig provides his “Four Cs of Contentment”, ways in which his readers can live the ultimate, contented life.
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