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How Not To Worry: The Remarkable Truth of How a Small Change Can Help You Stress Less and Enjoy Life More by Paul McGee

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Chapter 3

Are We Wired to Worry?

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OK, let me take you back a few years. In fact, let me take you back more than a few years.

Let's go back 50,000 years.

We're back to our prehistoric days.

We're in the hunter gatherer stage of our human evolutionary cycle.

Imagine a bloke who is part of a tribe of nomadic Homo sapiens.

Let's call him Bob.

Bob is a laid back optimist.

He sees very little point in worrying about stuff.

His attitude to life is ‘Whatever will be, will be.’

And if he's out with his tribe somewhere on the African Savannah and is confronted by a sabre-toothed tiger, a woolly mammoth or whatever else was stalking the place at the time, ...

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