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Lobnek Newsletter, November 2021

Reptilian Thinking

Lobnek Wealth Management,  November 2021

“Things that have never happened before happen all the time”

Scott Sagan (1955 -) Political Science professor at Stanford University

 

Here we are, in the final phases of a global pandemic that has had an effect on almost every aspect of our lives, causing social, political and economic upheavals that are likely to remain with us for the foreseeable future. This “new normal” environment into which we are gradually settling is in many ways the consequence of our reckless selves, charging blindly ahead and without concern to the many ramifications of our actions, as long as the dangers they pose are not immediate. If our infinite intelligence and ingenuity flowing from our “neocortex” brain have given us the power to dominate and rule above all else, our “reptilian” minds are sabotaging almost all those gains and are behind most of the misery we see around us.

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