Identity and Relationships
Even David Brooks – conservative U of Chicago grad -in a recent editorial in the New York Times – acknowledges – begrudgingly that a new narrative is in the making..
â€œThe logic of evolution explains why people vie for status, form groups, fall in love and cherish their young. It holds that most everything that exists does so for a purpose. If some trait, like emotion, can cause big problems, then it must also provide bigger benefits, because nature will not expend energy on things that donâ€™t enhance the chance of survival.
Nature doesn’t do things that don’t pay off.
People don’t either.
Yet the payoffs we go for don’t always enhance our chance of survival. Think of these people
All of these “example people” seem involved in behaviors that are keeping them stuck in less than ideal situations. Yet, in every human action we realize some return on how we invest ourselves and our time.
What payoffs do you see in these situations? How might you convince one to look for a stronger investment — one that will give them a positive return?
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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