The Urge To Be Heard At Your Core

The Urge To Be Heard At Your Core

You need to express yourself to feel safe. We are born with no survival skills except the ability to express pain. When you withhold your urge to be heard, you feel helpless and endangered. A human infant is the most fragile bit of protoplasm on earth. A newborn...
How Baboons Choose Their Leaders

How Baboons Choose Their Leaders

Patronage works in the Baboon World Every baboon troop is led by an alpha who holds power until ousted by a challenger. Brute force makes you alpha among small-brained mammals like bovines, but in the primate world, power is won by trading favors. Baboons have...
Control the World or Control Yourself?

Control the World or Control Yourself?

In a perfect world, ice cream would have no calories, I would win every tennis match I played, and everyone I loved would love me back. Then I wouldn’t need self-control. I wouldn’t need to practice. And unconditional love would follow me around. Alas, the...