“The problem is that territorial behaviors weren’t designed for the 21st century. Instead of leading to increased power, resources, food or mate prospects, they often result in conflict, court bills, injury and death. That’s because territorial overreaction, say experts, has outlived its usefulness in the post-hunter-gatherer world.”

This story about road rage is yet more reinforcement for my theory that our brains are built on an outdated, prehistoric operating system. Jesus, Buddha, and other proponents of spiritual practices that transcend our animal desires offered upgrades. Wish it was as simple as an easy download.

One thought on “Upgrade

  1. I couldn’t agree more. As the world shrinks and population increases our old
    instincts create more problems than ever before.

    I’ve just come across your blog and I’m really enjoying the observations
    and insights. Thanks.

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