Posts Tagged: "stoicism"

Evolutionary Programming

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Our brain is a perfect machine, built for an ancient world. We evolved not so that we could have a good life but so that we would be more likely to survive and reproduce. Indeed, an individual who is utterly miserable but manages, despite his misery, to survive and reproduce...

The Satisfaction Treadmill

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The Stoics pointed to two principal sources of human unhappiness: our tendency to worry about things beyond our control (see my previous post) and our insatiability. According to Stoicism, it will be unlikely to obtain a good and meaningful life unless we can overcome (or channel) our insatiability, which is...