Sometimes I 'care' therefore sometimes I am 'weak'.

By Michael Mead, www.LiveWell.Coach | 23 October 2019

Why is it that being overly nice or caring too much about others can sometimes be seen as a threat or a sign of weakness or an invitation for others to not care about their impact on us?

Science tells us that all living moving animals are driven by the need to avoid pain, seek pleasure and conserve energy i.e. avoid pain and seek pleasure with the least amount of effort. These are ancient adaptive traits that have helped life to survive long enough to pass on genes and evolve with new random mutations; some helpful, some harmful and some neutral. We are all the cumulative result of millions of years of helpful mutations that enabled our ancestors to live long enough to pass on their genes to the next slightly different generation. That’s pretty incredible when you think about it, something to appreciate.

One helpful mutation that human beings have developed is the desire to feel good whenever we’re connected in a...

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