To live your best life, live the life you evolved for

When we have to give a talk to a group of people, we feel anxious and experience the bodily dread responses that do not make sense now: The system is not meant to function in this safe context.

Biological evolution is very slow, but civilization, culture, society and technology evolve relatively fast. It takes around a million years for evolutionary change to happen in a species, and people have been around for about 200, 000 years. Each of us, however, considers drastic changes in our lifestyle and environment over a matter of a few years.

Let’s compare the life for which this body and brain has evolved with the life we live, from my point of view as a scientist and a physician.

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