Programmed For Scarcity

Life by Adam on 2008-04-10 02:55

Humans are so prone to becoming information junkies:

“Because at one time we never knew when the next saber-toothed tiger might come along for food, it made sense to pack on the calories whenever we chanced upon them. That’s not much help in today’s world of snack aisles and super sizes. […] We are programmed for scarcity and can’t dial back when something is abundant.”

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