Sometimes I’ll hear someone marvel at how amazing it is that humans have been able to adapt from hunting and gathering to the information age so well in just 10,000 years. Of course “so well” is subjective. In reality, as a species, we’re struggling with it. A lot.
Most of my friends who are, let’s say, economic peers of mine, suffer from a surprisingly consistent set of brain demons as I do. The brain demons giveth and taketh. I suspect many of you reading this know exactly what I’m talking about. Intelligence really can be a bitch. I am still not convinced that the whole “getting out of the trees” thing was a good move for us.
If you’re reading this and are suffering, know you’re not alone. You’re amongst friends here. You might even be surprised of how many of people you know are with you in struggling against afflictions that seem explicitly created to torment the 21st century human psyche.