We all avoid painful situations. It’s human nature. It’s the nature of life itself to move away from pain – and towards pleasure. This served us well in the past yet, while the world has changed greatly over the past 10,000 years, our brains haven’t changed one bit.
Most of the pain today has been eliminated. No disease, no hard labor, no struggle and no war. This has left us with an overabundance of pleasure. Sloth, greed, envy and lust are plentiful in the modern world. These are all great ways to enjoy yourself. But they will ruin your life. [Read more…]