7 months ago
I just SMASHED my hip into a banister in my house and I unwillingly let out a “ugnf” of pain. As I stumble to my bedroom and ugnfed a little more, I start thinking about if ugnfing is a evolutionary response to let others know that we are in pain and that (a) there is a threat nearby so be cautious, and (b) I need help. Then I realized I was mostly attempting to rationalize this as a distraction so I wouldn’t feel the pain anymore - this unfortunately undid my subconscious plotting and I winced feeling the full pain again haha!
Anyways, what do you think? Is ugnfing a evolutionary development for expressing and eliciting empathy?
1 year ago
I started reading this book when I was in Botswana a few months ago and loved thinking about the ideas/implications of evolution while camping out with lions surrounding my tent at night - it added an extra dimension to the content of the book to say the least haha.
I couldn’t put it down at first and I was making notes the whole way through and I continued reading well into my adventures in Madagascar. However, once I got to the Middle East there was no longer any free time to read and I haven’t picked up the book since October!
Right now it’s sitting beside me and I’m quite excited to pick it up and continue to read through it. I’m not entirely sure I believe absolutely everything, but I’m definitely interested in evolution and it’s impact on the world today - and quite frankly it’s nice to have a book that makes you think.
1 year ago
Yesterday I finally saw this! It was… validating! It covered a lot of what I’ve been thinking about over the last six months. I can’t say I learned about any new concepts necessarily (new examples though for sure), but it was just relieving to see that there ARE other people out there. I’m going to spend some time tomorrow researching the various speakers and seeing if they are associated with any projects that I may be interested in working on.
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