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 Free Exchange of Ideas vs. Censorship Do you feel angry or even afraid when you hear that the government or other organizations are trying to control the content of your entertainment and your information?
There are laws and regulations that control the content of television, movies, video games, and to a lesser extent, [...]
Do You Have Enemies? In the wake of 9/11, the conversations of our leaders, our media, as well as our own private conversations, have become filled with the idea of the enemy, and often the word itself.
Unfortunately the idea of the enemy is nothing new for us. It was 60 years between the [...]
Where Are They Hiding The Truth? I’m not sure how I became like this. And I’m not alone.
Like you, I don’t have all the answers. I’m so full of questions.
And when I’m honest with myself, my questions burst forth, and haunt me. And one question comes back, again and again, in many [...]