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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Sept11Post.mp4 Most people's brains are filled with a lot of complex ideas. Complex ideas that have zero bearing on reality. This is based on an idea of "excess capacity." For example, suppose a small town is booming. They keep booming. So somebody comes in and opens up a huge restaurant, to serve food to all the people in this booming town. The restaurant is really huge. Fifty tables, six full time chefs, 20 waitresses. But as the years go by, the town booms less and less. Pretty soon there are HALF of the peo
https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Aug07APost.mp4 It can be argued that the main source of all modern problems is instinct mismatch. Our instincts, that were calibrated for a much different environment are not well suited for our modern life. Back in the day, eating as much as you can, whenever you could, so long as it tasted good was a FINE strategy. Those who had this instinct would survive every well. They were always hungry, always tasting thing, and when they found something that tasted GOOD, they are as much of it as they could. This "good taste" was calibrat
https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jun16Post.mp4 One simple way to understand the idea of "instinct mismatch" is internal vs. external motivating factors. Instinct mismatch is theory from evolutionary psychology that the world we live in today is much different than the one we evolved in. Our instincts don't really know how to handle the modern world. The three biggest instincts, most important for our survival is food, sex, and social signals. Food since we need energy to live. Sex since we need to not go extinct. Social signals because we lived in tight g