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Is Irrational Behavior An Adaptation?

One line of thought: level headed, cool people make better decisions leading to long term success over those who don't.

Second line of thought: irrational hot headedness leads to bonking your enemies on the head leading to long term success over those who don't.

Interesting. If the latter were true then a humankind with high running emotions, naturally irrational, tribal and hot headed behavior would be a genetically, possibly sexually, selected adaptation.

This would certainly explain why we are not born level headed. I mean why in the world are humans so damn delicate and subject to emotional damage? Could you imagine if mankind were born inclined to keeping it cool, being level headed and just a bit more detached? Would that lead to long term success? It seems that huge swaths of society are dedicated to managing this absolutely critical flaw in our humanity.

Perhaps that was true in the past, but humanity is now selecting for cool headedness. In that case we would see this change in the next several hundred years (give or take).

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