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Parasitic Processing

Discussed in: Episode 13

“The very processes that make you adaptively intelligent also make you vulnerable to self-destructive behaviour.”

We use adaptive heuristic shortcuts to zero in to the relevant/crucial information. After a bad event, your brain immediately tries to anticipate future events like it. This can cause a downwards spiral.

Like a parasite it takes up life within you and it takes life away from you. It causes you to lose your agency and to suffer.