This is a discussion on responsible game and excitement within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; What does responsible play teach? because excitement always wins, even if you all lost or won a lot.
You are right in a sense that excitement wins most times. Dopamine rushes through your brain among other things. Responsible gaming is more or less a mantra given by regulatory authorities to protect players and minimize the negative effects that may arise from gambling. If a player doesn't have adequate self control over his spending on games it is only reasonable that some limits are forced upon on him.
What does responsible play teach? because excitement always wins, even if you all lost or won a lot.
Without excitement, it is also difficult to win something significant. Sometimes you play carefully, then one mistake and everything collapses. Therefore, it is better to win a lot of excitement in one successful day or tournament than to restrain yourself for years thinking that this is the right discipline. What's the use of it?