Definition: Immortality Narratives

Immortality Narratives

The four ways humans have generally come up with for being able to live, or at least exist, forever:

  1. Rejuvenation (get younger)
  2. Resurrection (rise from the dead)
  3. Reincarnation (transformed from the dead in another form)
  4. Fame (remembered in history, culture, records, memories of others)

 

Epically fascinating stuff from the Hidden Brain podcast below that also discussed the Mortality Paradox described in yesterday’s post!

Do Humans Suffer from Zoochosis?

Zoochosis is a word used to explain the stereotypical behavior of animals in captivity, which tends to be ones that show a creature going crazy since it is not in its natural environment, as I discussed in this post. But here’s an interesting question. As a nomadic species for tens of thousands of years, and a rural one at that as little as a few decades ago that is but a blink in our evolutionary history, are we suited to the urban lifestyle that is not unlike a zoo for us? And can we answer that by seeing if we suffer similar symptoms to zoochosis we diagnose in animals, when we live in dense urban areas lacking much nature?

This Hidden Brain podcast provides some pretty interesting, if not conclusive, answers, even though the research wasn’t quite framed like that. I’m actually surprised they didn’t make the connection. It would have made the story and research a lot more relatable as we all know the concept of zoos and what it must be like to be an animal trapped in there for people to see, pet, and such, in a place very different than the ones they belong in, despite our best efforts to make the zoo areas similar to their natural environment.

Rebel Talent

The innovation discussed

Identifying, cultivating, properly applying, and accepting people’s tendencies, possibly your own, for productive rather than destructive outcomes.

 

What YOU can do with this innovation

Make use, or better use, of the rebel talent around you and within you, for a bigger impact or cause in life.

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Originals, Hidden Brain, and Innovation Tweets

The innovation discussed

A better understanding of innovation and the ways of innovative people. Some great sources of information on the nature of innovation, how innovative people are, and how they do things, much of which are contrary to common perception.

 

What YOU can do with this innovation

  • Learn how to cultivate it, or more of it, in you and in others.
  • Understand innovation and innovative people better, starting by removing some myths you might have believed about both.

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