Emma Hogg, Pete Brincat, A Life I Choose, Malta, Psychologist, Psychotherapist

Pete’s 2nd Birthday Surprise VLOG // Emma speaks about how greed is driven by fear

On the way to Pete’s 2nd birthday surprise, we get blocked in our garage by a lifter without a permit, and the same thing happens later that day. I speak about the self-serving nature that’s driving a lot of the construction situation in Malta. I go into what’s happening neurologically when greed kicks in – greed is driven by fear, which means that people who are behaving in self-serving ways are being driven by their fight or flight system and have not trained their prefrontal cortexes to be in control. The prefrontal cortex is responsible for compassion and forward-thinking and is the most human part of the brain.

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