“Why does it feel like not much has changed, in spite of evidence to the contrary?”
I ask myself this question all the time. How come that, despite of all the changes happening around us in the last few decades, life still carries on, pretty much the same as before?
The simple answer is, because our emotions haven’t changed.
Our emotions took millions of years to evolve to where they are now. It’ll take another few million years for them to change noticeably.
In the meantime, we will still be governed by human nature, good or bad… and yes, the snake oil salesmen will still try to convince us otherwise.
The good news is, we don’t have to believe the latter, unless we choose to.