Here (for expedience, start at 50 seconds and watch for half a minute) you can watch an animated video where Yale Professor (and psychologist) Paul Bloom recognizes the phenomenon that I call the empathogasm. What I call empathogasm he describes as “a little rush”. Those who chase the rush he refers to as warm glow altruists. I like it. Wish I’d have thought of it.
What he has done is speak to the amalgam of The Lift and The Empathogasm, with the caveat that his rush is not necessarily tied to a specific gender. As you know if you’ve read more than a couple of posts here, I ascribe empathogasms only to women.
I think we are both right. Men may, as he claims sans gender reference, get little rushes when they make small donations to many charities…”I’m helping the blind babies, now I’m helping the down trodden worker”…so forth. These little rushes pale in comparison to the Lift the man gets when he wears these donations on the sleeves he puts on around women, both intimates and strangers, both IRL and on social media.
This leaves the matter essentially as I had it.
Women, motivated by a desire to believe themselves to possess empathetic super powers, will bend space, time, and all reality to the singularity of achieving the ultimate empathetic experience. The empathogasm.
Men, motivated by sex drive and misguided by residual blue pill not yet metabolized and excreted, will surround themselves with declarations of their own altruism, so much so that principle goes out the window (see Dalrock’s posts here and here) as they seek to achieve the good-not-great placebo for long term falling short of orgasm….The Lift …in the hopes that the Lifts and Lift givers become like references on a resume. Maybe some woman will see how all these Lift giving women love him, and maybe it’ll help him get an actual orgasm. At a minimum he believes he has grown his opportunities.