Our Brains Are Still In The Trees

Social media has out-paced human evolution

Cee Arr
1 min readApr 26, 2022


Our weird squiggly hooman brains weren’t made to handle the things we have created as a species.

In the last 20–30 years, our technology has developed exponentially.

But our brains are pretty much the same as they were when we were hanging out in trees and caves

Half-open laptop in a dark room
Photo by Ales Nesetril on Unsplash

Our brains were intended for physical, day-to-day, survival-type sh**.

We haven’t evolved to deal with social media — because it’s something that’s only been invented within living memory.

But social media has evolved to deal with us. Because that’s exactly what it was designed to do.

We built something so incredibly smart and efficient, that we’re unable to cope.

Which is why it’s so vital that we take breaks from tech, screens, and social media — even short breaks are an important opportunity to reset.

We haven’t evolved, yet, to live in this digital world. Our brains are still hanging out in the trees.

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Cee Arr

Writer, reader, poet, (book) blogger @ dorareads.co.uk , Queer, weird, bookish rebel. Welsh as a tractor on the M4. She/Her. Buy me a coffee @ ko-fi.com/ceearr