Books on psychology, our irrational mind, thinking and decisions

There are several books on the topic of decision-making, a lot more than I will ever read, but here are a couple of recommendations if the topic is of interest to you. If you aren’t interested - maybe you should be. “Surprisingly” we are not as rational as we might think. Our feelings, perceptions and … Continue reading Books on psychology, our irrational mind, thinking and decisions

Optimism bias – a strike on stoicism?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8rmi95pYL0 I watched this TED talk today, and actually found it rather interesting. Mainly because it seems to deliver some arguments, that might speak against some of the principles of stoicism. As I am quite fascinated by stoicism, this really caught my attention. A part of stoicism is fighting hedonic adaptation, by being content with what … Continue reading Optimism bias – a strike on stoicism?