Evolutionary game theory


Shane Parrish discusses how finding joy in small moments can be seen from the perspective of evolutionary biology. He touches on how humans have survived and evolved over approximately 200,000 years, during which our brains developed mechanisms like the amygdala, secreting fight-or-flight hormones. This primitive response system aided our ancestors in survival situations, such as encountering dangerous predators. Such evolutionary traits have allowed humans to thrive and become the dominant species. He suggests that the reflections and small moments of happiness we experience might be tied to these deep evolutionary mechanisms that have historically helped humans adapt and succeed 1.

Finding Joy, Evolutionary Biology

Shane and Neil discuss the effectiveness of finding joy in small moments and the role of evolutionary biology in our brain's response to joy.

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