18 Feb 22

Your brain is not made to keep you happy

This Tweet makes a point that resonated a lot with me: our brains evolved to keep us alive, not to keep us happy.

When we're anxious, our brain is just trying to keep us alive by making us think of everything that could go wrong.

People with anxiety just have an extra-sensitive threat scanner. As her doctor puts it "it's like a superpower, you just have to learn to control it".


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