i think i have been going threw some changes as a person as i have been discovering more and more lately the power of our brains and the things that prompt our ability to experience rewards with them .. . ... to be really fast with that, we are reward seeking/creating machines. and we have an ability to create a cache of different rewards and then go out and seek/create new ones once we have depleted the ones we have stored away i have found that there are three big ways to do that, and i guess there are more, and of course its more complex than just this, but these are the big ones Dopamine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Oxytocin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Epinephrine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia they each have extremely powerful effects. and they can be mixed together to create even more interesting effects eg dopamine x oxytocin or oxytocin x adrenaline: try to imagine what these states might feel like (falling in love on an extremely high shaky bridge) basically tho, as a human you are always going to be seeking these states out. and i realized that we experience pain out of our inability to effectively do that. we are always getting thwarted. and then to be without these rewards would be even worse, as it violate the premise of what we even are (reward seeking/creating machines) that brings us back to manga... i choose manga because its the new and most popular platform currently for reward seeking. so because this is our era and time to make a mark in history, we would be smart to exploit this as our medium. i think that manga has a way to induce the rewards of dopamine, oxytocin, and adrenaline for our generation (and future generations) in a way other mediums are just not as good at. also, i think manga is very specialized at creating dopamine in a way other mediums are just not as efficient at. to that point, i think our culture is extremely dependent on dopamine more than any other reward. therefore i believe the two go hand in hand. also, the medium is infinitely open ended. it gives us a way to constantly seek out and try to create the next great reward. what it will be is entirely to you and whatever you think can induce those states. try to think of all the different things that could induce those states ex: osama tezuka created characters with large eyes because he felt it could create a more fun look (dopamine) and possibly it lets the reader create a stronger oxytocin bond using a premise that large eyes are cuter than small eyes. kazuo koike emphasizes extreme close ups of facial expressions and bizarre sexual situations etc etc summary: manga lets us use our brains to their maximum potential and also allows us to never become stagnant in our brain's ability to constantly seek/create the next big reward. lets make a promise to always think about what the next big reward might be, and then jot them down in manga form as record keeping. lets do this for the rest of our lives.