I still remember the starry-eyed, glazed look of my own highly rational 16 year old daughter after she had spent time with her first boyfriend. She looked dazed. Almost “drunk” with bliss. As a parent, I was shocked. According to research, the “feel good” hormones that teenagers experience when in love are almost as potent as a hit of cocaine (source). Scary!
I am wondering if social media ‘hits’ may be doing something similar, giving us similar endorphin like feelings? [Read more…]