Change is the only constant in life, but our wee reptilian brain fights change like it’s a fight to the death. The reptilian brain exists to make flash judgments based on “safe or unsafe” and thus perceives change as scary at best and dangerous at worst. The reptilian brain likes the status quo.

What’s worse, we humans make decisions based on what we know, so in a way, we are painting the future with a paintbrush dipped in the past.

Seems to me that “what if” are the two words that hold the most possibility. If we looked at more things with a grand curiosity instead of looking for sure things, we’d be more likely to engineer our own luck more often.

Nice read, Zat, thanks. :)

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