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We are humans, not walking-talking calculators.

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This is your grandfather from 50,000 years ago. You don’t know his name. Let’s call him G50K for the sake of convenience.

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His tribe was just learning to use words for communication.

He was still a hunter-gatherer. He lived in a nomadic group. He spent all his day trying to avoid predatory animals. He had to find shelter to survive in summer, winter, and rain.

He had to forage for food every day, otherwise he would have to sleep hungry.

It’s been that way for much of the human history.

Modern humans evolved 200,000 to 300,000 years ago. In contrast, the oldest stock exchange in the world — the Amsterdam Stock Exchange — was established in the year 1602. …

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