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You’re probably a rational person, right? You’re probably pretty good at assessing your own abilities, too. Unfortunately, this is pretty unlikely! But don’t worry, you’re in good company: we are all far less rational and far more capricious in our decision-making than we believe ourselves to be.
Like it or not, our brains are a mishmash of shortcuts and rules-of-thumb that helped our ancient ancestors avoid becoming lion lunch and stay alive long enough to pass on these traits to posterity.
These days, however, these shortcuts lead to many fallacies and biases that hurt us more than they help us.
In “The Art of Thinking Clearly”, author Rolf Dobelli explains some of the main traps you probably fall into every single day, and along the way provides you with tips on how to steer your way around them and start thinking clearly.
Do you feel that you have a pretty…
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