Humans (Free range)

Problems with Modernity

Taleb points out numerous problems with modern life, mostly arising from removing the natural stressors that help us.

Lions in the Zoo

Consider the life of a lion in a zoo and in the wild. The lion in the zoo might live longer, but is that really a desirable existence? Taleb points out that we used to have “free range humans,” before such things as suits and soccer moms and gym machines.