Episode 39: Internal Politics

Updated: Dec 7, 2020





Episode- Internal Politics


Summary

In this episode, Molly talks about the internal struggle we face between the primal brain and the prefrontal cortex. She begins by comparing our battle to the current political situation and explains how the competing desires for instant gratification and long-term well-being often clash.


The primal brain is wired to seek pleasure, avoid danger and keep us safe. Unfortunately, it hinders our ability to work hard and delay comfort. This can be seen in the area of weight loss where over concentrated processed foods give our bodies more intense pleasure and train them to want more.