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When Too Much Empathy Blinds Us

Empathy is our ability to think and feel what another person is thinking and feeling. It’s an incredibly important psychological trait that we’ve evolved to experience to help facilitate social interaction, cooperation with one another, solving social conflicts, and creating overall social harmony. According to psychologists there are 3 different types of empathy: cognitive empathy […]

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Start Living More As Your Future Self

How often do you think about your future self? It could make all the difference in how happy and successful you are later in life. You see, one of the biggest factors in making smart decisions is knowing when to pay short-term costs for long-term benefits. It’s about keeping the future in mind. But for […]

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The Rational Man’s Guide to Taking Smart Risks

As I mentioned in how to act with uncertainty, every action comes with some amount of risk because we never know for sure how the future is going to work out. In general, the more information you have, the smaller the risk you’re taking. But the less information you have, the bigger the risk you’re […]

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Wisdom of Ignorance: Knowing What You Don’t Know

There’s an important kind of wisdom in knowing what you don’t know. Too often we fall into the delusion of thinking we know a lot more than we really do, commonly known as “illusory superiority.” This can often make us stubborn in our beliefs and unwilling to accept new information. Ultimately, it stagnates our growth. […]

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The Mastermind Effect: How Placebos Can Boost General Intelligence

The placebo effect is when an individual experiences benefits from a “sham drug” or “sham treatment” that is otherwise not supposed to have any medical benefits. The basic idea is that the mere suggestion that an individual is receiving an effective drug or treatment sometimes activates certain self-healing and self-boosting processes. While most research on […]

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