For thousands of years, guys have been blaming their Neanderthal, hedonistic behavior on their genetics. They say the way they think and act is not their fault, and it’s all predetermined because of the seeds of their forefathers. They rationalize their behavior by relating it to the role of the caveman back in the Stone Age.
Back in that period of time, one of the caveman’s major responsibilities was to be the provider, and the main way he did that was by hunting for food. For many of these cavemen, the adrenaline they experienced became more intoxicating than the feeling they got from providing for their loved ones.
Unfortunately, when backed up by science, there is no “caveman genetic marker” that allows men to act like animals and do what they want without considering how their decisions affect the women in their lives.
As a one-time caveman who was pretty good at living a hedonistic lifestyle, I can understand this mentality. It’s pretty good for a short-term adrenaline rush and a major ego boost. Unfortunately, this short-term rush rarely leads to long-term happiness and fulfillment.
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