What's the meaning of "have a hard time staying out of our own way" in this context?
DUBNER: But Marcus, what’s the lesson we should take away from the slime-mold story? Because one could imagine a conclusion whereby humans are stupider than slime mold, which I think we would agree on most dimensions is probably not true. Or maybe there’s a conclusion whereby humans have a hard time staying out of our own way.
It's from this transcript.