Relative Freedom (In Part 1 of this series, we explored Sway, by Ori and Rom Brafman, a powerful book that discusses several psychological forces that drive irrational behavior. Here, in Part 2, we continue by looking at Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely.)
How free are you?
Some people [...]
Under the Influence How do you make decisions?
Do you analyze the situation, and weigh all the pros and cons before taking action? Or do you just go with your gut, without giving it much thought?
Whichever way you decide, you probably feel that you’re in charge of your decisions, and your life.
The Gatekeeper Why is it so hard to see the truth about ourselves?
Our desires and fears color everything we think and see. We’re not completely objective about anything.
But, it’s easier to look at someone else’s situation and see it more clearly, more truly.
Do you ever find yourself going in circles, [...]
In the first two articles in this series, we explored seven ways that choice becomes a burden and a problem in your life.
Then, in the third article, we introduced three tools you can use to overcome those seven problems, and get back control of your life.
Here, we present [...]
Out of Control? Are you in control of your life? Life is wonderful, and dangerous and unpredictable.
Sure, you pretend that you have everything under control. But you know that’s not true.
Pretending to be in control makes you feel safe. And everyone wants to feel safe.
It’s hard to think about personal [...]