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Old 05-01-2019, 04:48 PM   #5739 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by sendler View Post
This is half of what Hagens is telling us. We don't do things because they are smart. We do things that give us the same feel good brain chemicals that were the "fittest" for survival for a million years of evolution when we were driven to survive as hunter/ gatherers. Today these "feelings" are hijacked (intentionally) to encourage us to consume much more than we need in order to be happy and healthy. The only way forward is for everyone to learn about metacognition. To think about the way our brains work. And truly become sapient. We were born to shop since the wanting is much stronger than the having.
Yes,take advantage of every weakness.Fear of loss works best.
'Brown shoes don't make it!' Zappa
The shopping has replaced the 'hunt.'
The purchase is the 'kill.'
You go back to the cave an retell the story.You become legend.Immortality.A god among men!
To be worshipped by all available females.
Shelter,sustenance,security....................... .all the way up to self-actualization.
Strut around like a peacock,even though you teeter on the edge of bankruptcy.Leverage your credit it out to lunar orbit.Image is everything! Image is more important than substance.See you at the bottom!
I have high friends in places.
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