Please join us for the launch of Ted Cadsby’s latest book, Hard To Be Human, on
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 7pm EST / 4pm PST
The launch features a discussion and participant Q&A with BNN Bloomberg’s Amanda Lang.
If other animals could study us the way we study them, they would call us out for being peculiar creatures who long to be happy while creating our own suffering. We expend enormous energy replaying past anguish, anticipating future distress, and stewing in self-righteous anger. We worry about things we have no control over and complain about not being understood while casting a critical eye on others.
All because of an extraordinarily complex brain that we haven’t yet mastered. Our neuron-packed apparatus evolved over millennia in a very different world than today’s, resulting in design features that often morph into design flaws in need of fixing.
Hard to Be Human corrals insights from science and philosophy to reveal powerful strategies for the five big battles we each face in the war with our misguided, misbehaving selves. Tapping into deeply personal stories to ground the concepts, Cadsby reveals how we can overcome our design flaws to be smarter, happier, and better adapted to the complexities of life in the twenty-first century.