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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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How to Act With Uncertainty

In every action there is an element of uncertainty. This is because we never know exactly how the future is going to play out. We can gain knowledge and experience, and have a “good guess” on how something may work out, but we can’t know anything as 100% certain. Our uncertainty is therefore a necessary […]

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How to Become an Expert at Anything

The Internet along with other technology these days has provided us with more access to knowledge and information than ever before. Due to this, we have no excuse to be ignorant about the things we are passionate about. In fact, if we use these tools properly and we are willing to dedicate the time and […]

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Why We Ignore Advice When We Need It The Most

Our minds can be incredibly stubborn when they cling to old beliefs and perspectives. This is because everyone’s beliefs are susceptible to a range of cognitive biases, or distorted patterns of thinking, which can hinder our learning and knowledge of how the world really works. Due to these biases, we often ignore important advice or […]

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Make a List of People You Admire (and Why)

Since the very beginning of our lives, we have modeled actions by our parents, teachers, friends, celebrities, and countless others who have left an impression on us. This is how we first learned about our world and how to interact in it. You see, although we often like to think of ourselves as completely independent […]

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