Your brain on civilization.
One way to think about our own brain, personality, and physiology is to consider our sensitivity levels to various neurotransmitters and hormones. Being desensitized or oversensitized to various aspects of our own chemical control systems will drive our behavior and emotions. This happens whether we’re aware of it or not, so we might as well try to understand what’s going on in our brains and endocrine systems.
Most people who live with artificial light, electronic devices, internet connections, abundant food, processed foods, and other conveniences of modern life will eventually experience some degree of being “out-of-whack” in terms of neurotransmitter and hormone sensitivity.
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Tagged addiction, diseases of civilization, dopamine, dopamine resistance, insuline resistance, leptin resistance, mental health, Minecraft, paleo diet, paleolitic lifestyle, psyciatric disorders, serotonin
One approach to self-branding.
There is an enormous amount of confusion about the topic of self-branding, and much of it, until recently, has been in my own head. I’ve delayed writing this post for over a year because I knew that “self-branding” was important, but I didn’t understand how or why. Lately I’ve come into some clarity on this topic.
“Self-branding” doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with how your website looks, what clothes you wear, or how you are perceived by the general public. In fact, you don’t even have to have a public personae to effectively self-brand.