Deep Survival with Laurence Gonzales Why We Crave Risk
Text by Contributing Editor Laurence Gonzales, author of the books Everyday Survival and Deep Survival
Illustration by Paul Blow
There are certain foods and drinks that most people would consider empty calories, such as sodas and many kinds of snacks. When we eat or drink them, we feel nourished, when in reality we’re still lacking the ingredients needed to sustain a healthy organism. Many forms of information are like empty calories—a lot of the news we receive, for example. The mind works at taking in facts and comprehending events. It feels like we’re learning, but the ingredients of deep knowledge are missing.
I recently read a BBC news item with the headline: “Brain’s adventure centre located.”
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