The ancestral environment rewarded actions before thought, emotion before reason

The ancestral environment rewarded actions before thought, emotion before reason

Feelings and instincts helped our ancestors navigate the world. The ancestral environment rewarded actions before thought, emotion before reason. Fast intuitions and quick reactions are vital responses for organisms. Spending time pondering may be dangerous. The problem is that feelings can be twisted. Intuition is inconsistent and feelings can sometimes get out of control. Especially when we feel uncertain, distracted or stressed.”

Seeking Wisdom P. 113

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