Can We Appreciate the Sweet without the Sour?

The sweet is never as sweet without the sour. That’s what we tell ourselves and one another. When the obstacles of life accumulate and become seemingly insurmountable, it’s comforting, I guess, to remind ourselves that it won’t always be this way. Even the religious, when faced with a dilemma of faith, often quell their doubts with […]

Why Women Play Games

I read in Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters, an evolutionary psychology book, that women are generally less risk-taking than men because women have the natural inclination to care for and protect their offspring. This includes not engaging in risky behavior that may put an unborn child at risk. There is less evolutionary benefit to […]