|Reasons why we are in debt, and how we can prevent it?||-The problem of debt is related to our ancestral problems with food. As humans, we evolved as hunter-gatherers in a world where food was limited. A good day was when you killed some big game. That meat was your insurance policy for the future. So you ate it as quickly as possible--before it went bad--perhaps sharing it with other people so they'd return the favor. In all our long, evolutionary history, you saved for the future by storing your winnings as fat.Fast-forward thousands of years. You've still got this brain that instinctively thinks: "When times are good, consume any surplus before it rots." So today, when times are good, I get rewarded by a paycheck. And what do I do? Every paycheck--always--I spend every last cent.|
-Humans genetic urge for risk-taking. Humans are built to like a level of risk, and this is where gamibling comes into play.
-The idea that our brains create powerful emotions that say if someone gives you a gift, you are obligated to give back.
-People don't come into the world with instincts for appropriate financial behavior. Most of us need to learn, and this learning fequently involves some painful mistakes.
|Reasons why people have a problem staying thin?||-Evolution has built us to love laziness.....|
Our ancestors lived off the land by hunting animals and gathering plants. To aquire food, they burn hundreds of calories each day walking and then spend hours preparing meals. Just staying alive requires lots of energy. For those of us in industrialized societies, our lives are filled with machines--remote controls, phones, refirgerators, tvs, computers- all of which help us get out fill of calories, social contact, and entertainment with minimal effort.
-late night bingeing