Understanding Needs as Motivation Helps Us Thrive

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Fundamental human needs, which are common to us all, are the primary motivation for human action. And by acting in a way that meets our needs we increase our long term well-being. These facts often go unacknowledged and the omissions … Continue reading

Turning SAD to Happy

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The goal of life is to thrive and a determining factor in your ability to maintain a consistent state of mental well-being is the state of your physical well-being. Quite simply, it is more difficult to find joy in your … Continue reading

The Evolution of Parenting

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As humans we are rationally self-interested and innately predisposed to coexist in cooperative social systems free of coercion. Our preponderant inclinations towards empathy, reciprocity, a desire to help others meet their needs and an affinity for those who do the … Continue reading

The Downside of Agriculture

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The transition from a hunter-gather lifestyle to a lifestyle of agriculture was foundational in the development of society as we know it. It fostered exponential growth in the division of labor and ultimately a free market in which to trade … Continue reading