Most of us think that luck just happens (or doesn’t) but everyone can learn to look for the unexpected and find serendipity
It’s the neglected middle child of mental health, and can dull your motivation and focus. And it may be the dominant emotion of 2021.
Psychiatry views the common mental afflictions of depression and anxiety as illnesses. From our perspective as biological anthropologists, we believe this is a colossal error. Researchers in our field are trained to think about humans in the same way that we think about chimpanzees, macaques and any other animal on the planet.
Embracing difference is vital for our success as a species, but it places extra demands on the brain. Here’s how to get better at it.