Category Archives: Beliefs

Believing is seeing and seeing is doing.

HELPFUL OR HARMFUL HEURISTICS

 As Decision Rules Of Thumb                     A heuristic is a mental shortcut that allows people to solve problems and make judgments quickly and efficiently. These rule-of-thumb strategies shorten decision-making time and allow people to function without constantly stopping to think about their next course … Continue reading

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BEING WRONG

    And Not Knowing It  There is no experience of being wrong. While being wrong is happening to you, you are oblivious to it. As soon as we know we are wrong, we aren’t wrong anymore. Thus we can only … Continue reading

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GOOD AGING

How To Outlive A Chevrolet  The four things that makes us die are bad design, bad accidents, bad maintenance, and aging. Exactly the same as if you were a Chevrolet.  Walter Bortz Over 20 years ago I used this Bortz’s quotation … Continue reading

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INTUITIVE INTELLIGENCE

  “Fast Thinking” Treat intuition as real.  James March Intuition is marvelous but flawed. David Kahneman Once upon a time there was rational and non-rational thinking; and that’s all there was. Today we have creative, imaginative, intuitive, metaphoric, critical, logical, … Continue reading

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  MY MAGICAL MIND

 “A Private Universe” Each mind inhabits a private universe of its own making. Diane Ackerman “The mind has a mind of its own,” Old saying. Probably the greatest asset I have lies right behind my eyes, my mind. Therein lies … Continue reading

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JUDGMENT AND PREDICTION

  Overconfident Decision Making  Know what you want, but don’t be sure. Positive Uncertainty Getting what you want is the purpose of decision making. It involves using reasonablejudgmentabout what you want and reliable predictionabout how to get it. But remember … Continue reading

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WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Or Do You Care? What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow; our life is the creation of our mind. The Buddha We create our life with the thoughts … Continue reading

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