We have a reluctance to change. Eliminating bad habits is a rare trait.
The brain of man conserves programming space by being reluctant to change, which is a form of inconsistency avoidance.
Factors that create an anti-change and Inconsistency Avoidance Tendency mode in humans:
- It facilitated faster decisions when speed of decision was an important contribution to the survival on nonhuman ancestors that were prey.
- It facilitate the survival advantage that our ancestors gained by cooperating in groups, which would have been more difficult to do if everyone was always changing responses.
- It was the best form of solution that evolution could get to in the limited number of generations between the start of literacy and today’s complex modern life.