Our Own Worst Enemy

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We humans have a pronounced aversion to loss. Countless studies have shown that we’ll readily forgo the chance of gain in order to diminish the chance of loss. And this makes perfect sense, because for most of our evolutionary history our gains were very limited but our losses could easily result in death.

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Allan Milne Lees

Allan Milne Lees

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