"We're so trapped inside our reality that it is inordinately difficult to realize we're trapped inside anything." - David Eagleman, The Brain: The Story of You What does it mean when we say something is "real"? Perhaps it means that we can touch it. Maybe it means we can see it. Some would argue it's [...]
"Brains are as unique as snowflakes. As your trillions of new connections continually form and re-form, the distinctive pattern means that no one like you has ever existed, or will ever exist again." - David Eagleman, The Brain: The Story of You Humans arrive in the world unlike other animals do. In the animal kingdom, [...]
Apathy is a resignation of the self. It swaddles you in safety, but it does so by alleviating you from the desires and drives that caused you pain. It drives a wedge between who you are – your burning innate desires – and your conscious mind. So you are outwardly – and even inwardly – convinced that you truly couldn’t care less about your own life.
Why aren't people naturally happy? Being a modern human is a balancing act. We are constantly shuffling between responsibilities, and I'll admit I wouldn't mind an assistant for my own life. Sometimes life is just loud; sometimes it's just a lot to deal with. But there's also the misconception that humans are wired for happiness. [...]