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    AeonMelanie Challenger4/6/2120 min
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    Aeon
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    • jeff
      Reading streakScoutScribe
      4 months ago

      This is one of the best articles I've ever read. I don't think the importance of the mind-body connection can be overstated and I think it's especially important to consider with all the hype around artificial intelligence and bioengineering.

      The point here is not to argue that we ought to act as animals but rather that we are animals, and that a huge amount of the quality of our experience lies in a fully embodied animal life.

      • Karenz
        Scribe
        4 months ago

        Jeff, I couldn’t agree more. We miss so much when we are always in our heads. Plus dogs are better company than a lot of humans!! And more loyal!!!

    • EZ19694 months ago

      Hilarious that we have come so far that we have to be reminded that we are animals.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScout
        4 months ago

        Yup! I've been having this exact same thought quite often recently.

    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      4 months ago

      BEAT DRUMS! BEAT DRUMS!

      WO-MAN!

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScout
      4 months ago

      Beautiful. Cheers to being an animal!

    • Jank4 months ago

      This article will frame my thoughts and movements throughout the rest of the day in a very comforting way.

    • deephdave
      Top reader this weekTop reader of all timeReading streakScout
      4 months ago

      By accepting that we’re animals too, we create the opportunity to think about how we might play to the strengths of our evolutionary legacies in ways that we all stand to gain from. If we can build a better relationship with our own reality and, indeed, a better relationship with other animals, we’ll be on the road to recovery.

    • Jessica
      Scout
      4 months ago

      This article made me think of Robert Sapolsky’s work.