When you have the urge to buy something non-essential to your survival, consider how long you need to work to earn enough money to buy it. What else could you be doing? What are you sacrificing? Is it worth it?
Are You A Psychopath, Or Are You Just Following Orders?
Don’t get caught in the irrational commitment trap, and don’t renege on your personal responsibility.
You can’t blame the boss, or the rules, for acting unethically. Never say that something is not your fault and that you are just following orders.
6 Things You Should Stop Doing To Maintain Inner Peace
If you need to compare yourself with someone, then compare yourself with the best version of you. Work on your self-awareness. Learn to be genuinely happy for other people’s success. And most importantly, stop complaining that life is not fair.
Why We Prefer Intuition To Logic And Why Is It Bad?
Intuition only works when you have a big enough set of patterns in your memory and stable environment. Otherwise, your subconscious mind is very unreliable.
So what can you do? You can build effective decision-making processes based on data and then follow these processes rigorously.
Relativity Of The World And Why We Hate Losing Money
When transferring ownership, the value of my gain differs from that of your loss. It is not about the actual utility value of the item but about our emotions connected to it. Consider this the next time you negotiate. It may give you a more realistic idea about the true value of the thing you are selling or buying and may lead to a better agreement.
Why There Is So Much Online Hate, And How To Stop It In 4 Steps
To stop online hate get out to meet others in person, talk to those different from you to understand their perspectives, promote fairness in social norms, processes, and procedures, and support educational activities giving fair access to education to everyone.
Why Emotional Intelligence Doesn’t Always Work
Emotional intelligence is essential for success, but it may not work for everyone in every situation. The environment and our brain can often prevent even the most emotionally intelligent person from understanding where others are coming from.
How Availability Heuristic Warps Our View Of The World
We get more of what we focus on. If all you do is spend your time on social media reading about disasters, crime, and pouring over hateful comments, you will get depressed and see the world at the edge of an apocalypse.
Why We Stopped Listening To Each Other And What To Do About It
Technology is making us listen less. Learn to put down your device, disconnect from the internet and have a real human conversation. Listen to whoever you are talking with, don’t interrupt, don’t think about what you are about to answer, just listen.
Too Much Self-Control Can Hurt You
Self-control is beneficial for those who use reason as a primary tool for decision-making, but may have a less positive effect on those who use emotions when making decisions.