Thursday, 7 April 2016

Modern Life

Just read the following article:

Depression Is a Disease of Civilization: Hunter-Gatherers Hold the Key to the Cure

Modern life can be a perpetual debilitating state of anxiety. Hunter-gatherers and the "stress" they deal with is of a different nature to the stress that we often feel.  Any "stress" hunter-gathers felt would presumably have been short lived.  Escaping from a predator might have short term stress, but then there's the thrill of escaping from such a predator, relying upon others to save your life, and you saving other peoples' lives in your turn. It's living life in the raw and all the thrill that entails.

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