Are you living in the past, the present, or the future?

Our cultures are predisposing us to either of these three possible orientations towards time. For those living in the past, a sense of order is extremely important. Most often, this is a result of our forefathers growing up in an environment that was characterized by extreme levels of uncertainty, such as the desert. Very clear rules and frameworks that all…

Living in the Age of Uncertainty: Two Simple Techniques That Helped Me

Our brain can not rest unless we are in a very predictable environment. Think about it: in the past, predictability meant survival. If you didn’t know your surroundings well enough, you could always get bitten by a poisonous animal, eat some poisonous fruit, or get stuck in a marshland and suffocate. Obviously, most of these problems aren’t really problems in…

3 Types of Stress Expats Have to Learn How to Deal With

Culture has evolved in the process of natural selection, in order to enable human beings to adapt to the challenges of different types of environments. Without culture, humans would’ve never been able to develop the igloo or the kajak and without these tools, living in freezing environments like the Antarctica would’ve been impossible. However, when we are talking about ‘adapting’…