Krishna Pendyala, in your new book, “Beyond the PIG and the APE,” you talk about three levels of awareness as part of one’s progress toward happiness and success. What are these levels?
I define Level 1 Awareness as the level where the PIG and the APE are calling all the shots.
In that first level, we are on automatic pilot in making decisions, motivated by impulses that ultimately are not trustworthy or good for us.
Exactly. For example, most quick financial decisions are made based on greed or fear. This ties in squarely with the power of the PIG and the APE.