Then it struck me, that’s exactly how sims behave! I haven’t played that game in a decade, but I remember that without you giving them clear instructions of what to do, they would end up doing something they find enjoyable at the moment. They would disregard future consequences, and just do what makes them feel good. They would sometimes do the fun activity so much, they would almost pee themselves. Sounds familiar?
So we are basically sims, without an alter ego to guide us.