Running the show

By February 17, 2018 May 8th, 2019 No Comments

Our brains are set up for two things on a very basic level – to survive and to replicate. So when you decide you do not want the Chinese take away the emotional brain is hardwired to crave the salt and fats that a take away so deliciously provides. It is apart of our survival mechanism. Those things used to be scarce back when we were cavemen so it became essential to our survival to stock up on these fats when they were available. Our brains exploded (not literally) about 200,000 years ago. The neocortex doubled in size and we climbed to the top of the food chain.
Willpower is useless because it is a thought process that is happening in the neocortex. The neocortex is not in control. The emotional brain is running the show.