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Updated 08/09/2017

     Why You Feel Undervalued
    And How To Dissolve The Feeling  |  Forbes, Loretta Breuning                                                               07/26/2017
     Do you feel undervalued? We mammals feel that way a lot because our brain is
     designed to make social comparisons.
     Social animals needed a way to reduce conflict, and evolved a brain that does this
     by comparing itself to others. The mammal brain alarms you with the bad feeling
     of cortisol when it sees itself in the weaker position, and rewards you with the good
     feeling of serotonin when it sees itself in a position of strength. This neurochemical
     operating system motivates a mammal to assert itself to meet survival needs, but
     withdraw when necessary to avoid harm.