Right now my working theory of human nature is based on three things.
- Human beings are their loves - we are what we most love, desire, want
- Human beings are their habits - we are “bundles of habit”
- Human beings are what we attend to - our attention creates our reality
In other words, it’s what I love and attend to habitually that makes me me. And I think having a strong sense of what makes us us is more important than ever, because I don’t know that we’ve ever lived in a world that works so systematically to deform our loves, “nudge” our habits, and steal our attention.