Book Summary - The Art of Thinking Clearly - by Rolf Dobelli -

The  Art  of  Thinking  Clearly  Summary October 9, 2019  Luke Rowley  Self Improvement 1-Sentence-Summary: The Art of Thinking Clearly sheds light on the psychological biases that, although once kept our species alive, now make life harder on us. Read in: 4 minutes Favorite quote from the author:  "If 50 million people say something foolish, is it still foolish?" - Rolf Dobelli Did you know that 84% of Frenchmen think that they are above-average lovers, even though it’s impossible for more than 50% of them to actually be right about that? Are you aware that most crosswalk buttons and elevator door open buttons don’t do anything at all? And if you’ve ever tried bringing your prettiest friend to the club with you then chances are you had a hard time getting any attention. According to research, humans tend to be overconfident. You might think you’re good at being rational or assessing your own abilities. But you fall prey to these fallacies and biases, too. This is because your brain is evolutionarily wired with shortcut ways to help you survive. Unfortunately, these psychological tendencies don’t serve us well now that we don’t have to avoid being eaten by a lion every day. In The Art of Thinking Clearly, author Rolf Dobelli dives deep into a few common psychological biases. With specific examples of these thought patterns, and ways to overcome them, this book is both entertaining and informative. No matter how smart you think you are, this will shed light on some of the weak points in your thinking and make you wiser. Here are the 3 most interesting psychology lessons from this book: You have much less control over the things that you think you can influence. We’re not great at determining value, deferring to availability and comparison to other options instead of facts. Decision-making reduces your strength of will, especially when you have too many options to choose from. Are you ready to learn how to challenge your inner thought patterns for a healthier mind? Let’s begin! Full Summary Text Here:

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