Tue, 28 February 2017
Humans are competitive animals. We like a challenge because it compels us to rise to the occasion, prove ourselves, get better at something, or become a bigger version of ourselves. For people, challenges are like hormetic stressors—they often cause suffering and require hard, unpleasant work but provoke a beneficial response that makes us stronger than we were before the challenge.
(This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)