According to Steven Kotler, cofounder of the Flow Genome Project, most of the Silicon Valley executives nowadays take drugs, particularly micro-doses of psychedelic drugs. In case you don’t know, Silicon Valley is the hub of most of the major forces that shape our current world – Google, Apple, Facebook… you got the idea!
If one of our hunter gatherer ancestors, would compete to the next Olympics, it would probably snatch some medals in various disciplines and without any formal training. According to scientists and anthropologists, our predecessors were formidable athletes compared to the average modern person. The truth is: our modern technological progress made us weaker. Yes, we live a much more comfortable life but we are paying a high price for it.
Relationships are one of the most complex phenomena in life. The great German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, described the human condition using the “hedgehog's dilemma”: a group of hedgehogs all seek to become close to one another in order to share heat during cold weather. They must remain apart, however, as they cannot avoid hurting one another with their sharp spines.
Humans are considered to be rational beings, but is that really so? Looking at people’s behaviour, strong doubts creep in. It is true that biologically we possess the largest brain in relation to body size than any other brain. However, no animal is capable of such violence, cruelty, and use of destructive forces like humans. Why is that?