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The Brain is a Machine to Create Problem

  • We need problems. Whenever a problem is removed from a society, that society manages to introduce a new problem that will keep people busy searching for the solution.
  • Otherwise humans would have nothing to do and would become suicidal. Unlike other animals (for whatever genetic/neurological reason), humans are not content with simply eating, drinking and having sex. In fact, anybody who does only that is a likely candidate for an "existential crisis" and even suicide.
  • Our brain is a problem solving machine that, if necessary, will create the very problems that it will spend a lifetime to try and solve.