Before the modern world life was very different.
The human brain evolved to best survive in this environment.
From our overactive fear (anxiety) to community bonding, to the love of fat and sugars.
Your biology is optimized for survival in a scarce world.
To "Live for today, for tomorrow I die"
The problem is the world we find ourselves in is very different than what our brain was optimized for.
To be successful in today's world will involve in many ways to opposite to what our brain or gut instinct tells us.
We need to run at fear in many cases, think public speaking.
We need to limit and be conscious of what we eat, fast food tastes amazing but a salad is far better for your well being.
We need to do what is hard because comfort will drive depression and mediocrity.
If you're after the good life in the modern world you must first understand your own biology.
What is going to produce the optimal results for happiness and success is often not what your instincts are telling you.
You are not optimized for success in this modern world.
Just look around at the majority of society.
You can hear the whispers of those 10,000 generations manifesting.
Credit & Inspiration to Tai Lopez's The 67 Steps: 11 The Whispers of 10,000 Generations, Dunbar's 150, & Evolutionary Mismatch.