Does something have to be 'perfect' to be enjoyed?


Last updated 4/3/2008 at Noon

We’re all wired with a fight-flight-or-freeze response that meant the difference between life and death for our prehistoric ancestors.

I watched a nature program about hippos and was surprised to learn that even today they cause more human deaths in Africa than any other animal.

If your flight response isn’t working when you get in the way of an angry hippo, it’s pretty safe to say you’ll never use any response again.

For most of us, however, these ancient instincts can be a burden.

It evolves into all-or-nothing thinking, in which we mentally frame events and people as either a...

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