The Monkey brain: Our big frontal lobe. Cagey and clever and eventually smart enough to land a vehicle on Mars. It is also vain. It is self serving. It does not like others that much. And if so, mostly to play with.
The Cow brain: Our middle brain, that we share with most mammals, is very emotional, goes on instinct. Is warm, often responds intuitively. Often needs to feel included, depending on the mammal.
The Lizard brain: The brain stem that we share with the lower orders. Mostly responds to immediate stimulus. Fearful, reactive. Alone. Sociopathic.
Enough on that…now my pet peeve:
Why are Westerners so hell bent on being rational and cool in so much of we do, and then when we want to get close, we PRETEND it, often in sentimental tones? It’s rife.
I hate sentiment, not so much because it is aesthetically wobbly, though it is, but because it is based in fear, replacing what could be the real thing. It is monkey/lizard when it would be better off cow.