More To That

How Natural Selection Screwed Us

Humans were given the superpower of rationality — so why don’t we use it when making decisions?

More To That
Human Parts
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15 min readJul 27, 2018


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About two times a week, I swim for an hour straight at a nearby pool:

I’ve done this regularly for about five years now, which means I’ve done this workout roughly 520 times over the last few years.

Yet every single time I reach the parking lot of the pool, this is what I feel:

I feel this every… single… time.

Sometimes it takes a herculean effort to get my ass off the driver’s seat and walk toward the pool.

Other times, it’s not as bad… but reluctance is certainly still at play here.