understanding

The purpose of science in understanding who we are as humans is not to rob us of our sense of mystery or cure us of our sense of mystery. The purpose of science is to constantly reinvent and reinvigorate that mystery.

ROBERT SAPOLSKY, PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY, IN A SPEECH

The reason why unexplained events have a disproportionate emotional impact is that we are especially likely to keep thinking about them … Once we explain an event, we can fold it up like freshly washed laundry, put it away in memory’s drawer, and move on to the next one. DANIEL GILBERT, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGIST, IN HIS BOOK STUMBLING ON HAPPINESS

The thing I find interesting is that our brains are actually wired to remember negative things more than positive. This comes from

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