Death By Abundance

We humans evolved over millions of years when there was almost never enough food, rest, sex, warmth, comfort, entertainment, pleasure— You put what amounts to a caveman into a society of abundance and his brain circuits go crazy. He eats himself to death. He takes drugs. He screws everybody in sight. He gambles. He borrows huge amounts of money. He buys things on credit he cannot afford. He demands his government give him more and reduce taxes. He does all kinds of things that harm him in the long term because he cannot curb his short term appetites.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)