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Chapter 9

Nellie Breaks Free

In which we sneak in a diagram, you run for your life while out shopping, an elephant can’t be bothered to escape and some primates fail to evolve.

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The diagram above illustrates our simplest way of representing some of the key themes of this book. We all live within multitudinal layers of comfort zones. There’s part of your mind called your ‘reptilian brain’ whose sole purpose is to keep you safe. It does all the ...

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