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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

8 Things Your Brain Does Wrong Every Day

(Originally by Carolyn Gregoire)

Note: No it's not déjà vu. I did re-post a similar post before here.


As human beings, we generally like to conceive of ourselves as rational creatures. We think logically, make decisions based on the best interests of ourselves and others, and do the things we need to do in order to not just survive, but also thrive in the world.

But we're often unaware of the myriad little — and big — ways that our thinking is irrational and biased. To become the highly-evolved, rational creatures we are today, our brains evolved with certain handy shortcuts (known in psychology as cognitive biases) to help us identify threats and make quick judgments. And even in the modern world, where we don't face threats to our survival every day, they're still very much present, and they shape the way we experience the world and ourselves.

Here are eight common thinking errors and cognitive biases that you may not even be aware of — but that shape the way you view yourself and the world.


Monday, February 17, 2014

Overthinking

Did I mention before that I'm a fast-paced person? The past month of my life feels like a century. I don't even know where to start (therefore I'm not gonna).

Life had been mundane I forgot that my brain's actually quite smart. *chuckle*

And now this disco ball won't stop it goes

WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY?
WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY?
WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY?
WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? 
WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY?



... at e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.

Sigh. I'm doing that thing again.