Why Marcellus’ comment in Hamlet (Act I, Scene IV) is pertinent today

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There’s an interesting fact about the human brain: we have an unusually large frontal cortex. This enlarged part of our brain is what we use when we attempt, albeit usually somewhat clumsily, to reason. Unfortunately for our modern-day world, when we’re in a state of fearfulness, our frontal cortex largely shuts down in order that our fight-or-flight…