Egoisnot

Ego is not a dirty word, or is it?

As humans, we are designed to run away from things that scare us. We are programmed to run away from things that cause us pain.

We are less inclined to move towards those things that give us pleasure.

It has something to do with our reptilian brain. The oldest part of the human brain.

You know the one. When we are faced in the dessert, or the forest, or the ice with a sabre toothed Tiger (not sure where this thing lives), it’s this part of the brain that kicks in and says to us “Run!! Your life depends on it! Get going girl otherwise you are tonight’s dinner!”

At the core of it, our brains are wired to keep us safe.

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