This is perhaps the most depressing page on Delicious. If only the majority of these people were actually inspired by any of this. “inspiration” weeps, hidden in the shadow of the incredible abuse the “design” tag is subject to.
It almost seems like some kind of desperate attempt at self-conviction, saying that “inspiration” is a synonym for something more productive, rather than one for “good” with vague hints of “oh god I’ve wasted the whole morning looking at some douche’s Top 10 Photoshop Gradients”.
A look at addiction that starts off by citing this rather fascinating study:
A colony of rats, who are naturally gregarious, were allowed to roam together in a large vivarium enriched with wheels, balls and other playthings, on a deep bed of aromatic cedar shavings and with plenty of space for breeding and private interactions. Pleasant woodland vistas were even painted on the surrounding walls. In this situation, the rats’ responses to drugs such as opiates were transformed. They no longer showed interest in pressing levers for rewards of morphine: even if forcibly addicted, they would suffer withdrawals rather than maintaining their dependence. Even a sugar solution could not tempt them to the morphine water (though they would choose this if naloxone was added to block the opiate effects).