Book: You Are Not so Smart

You Are Not so Smart

This is an entertaining book that tackles illusions, fallacies and myths. Examples are given how misleading our conscious mind works.

For instance, concerning statistics. We use to believe what we want to believe. Wishes trump statistics. Emotional inclinations overwrite rational analysis. That is why people still buy lottery tickets although statistically it is pure nonsense. Because lottery winners are extensively covered in the media, many people tend to believe it can happen to them too ignoring all the odds.

The same is true with successful long term relationships. Although it is so convenient to believe in its existence all statistical data are against it. See the divorce rate and the ever increasing number of couples that don’t marry at all.

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