I recently started reading a book called Hardwiring Happiness. I’m not far into it has been interesting enough to keep my attention. There’s a lot about how our brains evolved for survival and the way that survival mindset still has power over us even if we’ve moved past that motivation in our lives. I wish we were all past that point but sadly there are still far too many people who still have to think of things in terms how do they survive. I really want to believe that we can get to a point where everyone can leave that mindset behind.
Writing Prompt: Consider how the survival instinct shows up in your character’s life. Do they struggle with actual life and death scenarios or is their brain applying that mindset to less deadly situations?