PRIMITIVE TO CIVILIZED

Over time the neurocortical regions evolved to permit the modulation of primitive instincts and the overriding of hedonistic impulses for the benefit of the group.

This is the taming of the animal or instinctive behaviors.

This leads to civilized behaviors.

The taming of the animal impulses is what defines a lot of human activities.

Most of what creates pain and suffering on this planet is the result of uncontrolled instinctual behaviors which are either self destructive for the individual or destructive for a group, community, nation or the planet.