We were one of the weakest animals roaming the world, so evolution gave us the gift of our pre-frontal cortex and the ability to create fantasies and fiction from nothing.
This ability allowed us to plan ahead, to predict dangers, to image the worst case scenario - all in the quest for survival.
It made us able to create something from nothing. To be inventive. To strive for more. For growing beyond our caves and eventually beyond this planet.
Evolution, likewise, gifted us with our negativity bias: Seeing dangers were there are none. Rather jump at a branch 100 times than get bidden by a venomous snake even once.
These gifts have become modern day curses, as we overthink ourselves into stress and anxiety and we allow our negativity bias to overshadow all the good that we have.
The awesome thing about our brains is that we can change them.
Use the gift of this magnificent mass to predict what will be good, what will turn out wonderfully, what will work, and take charge of your focus towards what's worth being grateful for.
Until next time, stay safe - and sane - and make kind choices!
This is a daily, micro-blog, taking less than 2 minutes to read, offering you insights into how presumptions, beliefs and stories shape our lives and worldview, for better or worse.