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3 Systems for Coping With Existential Dread

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A fact I’ve been thinking about a lot lately: People would rather give themselves electric shocks than be left alone with their thoughts.

That was the takeaway of a study published a few years ago — or a few hundred, depending on how you measure — and treated, in a wave of headlines, with a sort of can-you-believe-it mixture of amusement and grim resignation. Haha, our brains are so

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