There are few areas which are as telling of human behavior as the field of evolutionary biology and psychology. When we use the big historical lens to explain why we behave in certain ways many things become much clearer.
For instance, I’d argue that many – if not most – of the things we do, are attributable to gaining more status in order to find the most attractive mate(s), so that we may give ourselves the best chance at reproducing and passing our genes on to the next generation.
Incidentally, some of the things which we find the most enjoyable, are also some of the things which are good for us, and what I want to leave you with is the idea, that if we look at things in the light of evolution we’ll have a much better idea of what’s good for us and what isn’t.
If you want to know how you can better live in accordance with your true nature, think about how our ancestors lived – sitting around the camp fire, telling stories, laughing, chasing game, either with or without weapons.
Our mind wants our body to move any chance it gets. It wants to tell stories and pass on knowledge to the next generation. It also wants to pass on our genes to the and make sure that as much of our DNA as possible survives – if we have any one purpose that is it – trivial as it may sound.
So go out there and make sure you laugh everyday.
Fuck as much as you can.
Lift some weights.
Early and often,