Monthly Archives: September 2015

THE ELEPHANT AND THE RIDER

A Metaphor To Live By The mind is a wild elephant. The Buddha Yes I apparently like elephant metaphors. So here are more elephant metaphors for your learning or at least enjoyment. In his 2006 book The Happiness Hypothesis, Jonathan … Continue reading

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THE PARADOX OF ABUNDANCE

How Much Is Too Much? Quantity undermines the quality of our engagement. Jonathan Haidt I believe that the abundance of information and money in today’s world is too much. Our engagement in personal decision making and in politics is undermined … Continue reading

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WHY AM I BIASED?

Personal Experience Bias is the thumb that experience puts on the scale. Gerald Smallberg As Smallberg’s metaphor points out, my ability to weigh evidence accurately in order to make good decisions is challenged by my biases of personal experience. But … Continue reading

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POLITICAL FALSEHOODS

Don’t Confuse Me With Facts A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting its shoes on. Mark Twain In the next many months we will be hearing a lot of election political discourse. I … Continue reading

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