Narcan9 t1_jdp35gg wrote

I think older women are better at maintaining social relationships. They have things like weekly coffee groups. If the husband dies they have a better social network to rely on.


Narcan9 t1_jdeifvc wrote

The addiction system must have been an evolutionary Advantage for it to be so prevalent today. I suspect it has to do with something like thrill seeking and impulsiveness making for better warriors and increasing the chance of surviving deadly conflicts.

Those traits may not be as well suited for a more peaceful, agrarian society.