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Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think (Taming the Mammoth)

Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think (Taming the Mammoth)

By View All Posts Tim Urban

It looks something like this:Your Great2,000 Grandfather’s Social Survival Mammoth was central to his ability to endure and thrive. We’re all here in 2014, accompanied by a large, hungry, and easily freaked-out woolly mammoth who still thinks it’s 50,000BC. In contrast to the black-and-white simplicity of the Social Survival Mammoth, your Authentic Voice is complex, sometimes hazy, constantly evolving, and unafraid. Part 2: Taming the MammothSome people are born with a reasonably tame mammoth or raised with parenting that helps keep the mammoth in check. Here’s how the mammoth thinks things are:Here’s how things actually are:No one really cares that much about what you’re doing.