What happens when you just don’t want to exist anymore? Is that even an option? Can anything ever stop existing? Does life die or does it just eat itself? Is this even our body that we are in or are we just renting it?
The week is all about the stress response, confirmation bias, and the theatrics of consciousness.
We dive into the subconscious mind and consider what selection criteria the brain is using when deciding which ideas are worth putting in the big game of consciousness and which should stay in the locker room.
This week we start out with what our minds have led us to believe is a 120% accurate exploration of the evolution of self-deception.
Anxiety can keep us out of danger, but what utility might depression have? If it doesn’t have utility, why is it pervasive in so many species? If it is so bad for us, why hasn’t evolution gotten rid of it? If it’s good for us, why does it suck so much?