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4 Responses to “Inside The Irrational Mind”

  1. Barnabas says:

    Or an on going tension that is seeking to satisfy the Personal and Emotional domains, reactively relegating the Rational, Spiritual and Optional domains of the PERSONA. Literally creating an RSONA deficit by PE-Rformance amplification.

  2. Dave T says:

    I’m not quite sure that I get Barnabas (“on going tension”), but if what he means is that the way we structure our time – and that means rigorous scheduling the older we get – and that rigor has been seeping into youth earlier and earlier – because our TIME is on a left-brain treadmill, it could be something that moves the rest of us into other ways of being left-brained. All I can say to relate is that my own schedule moved from answering to a “boss” to “being the boss” and my right brain started to see the light of day. I had/have much more to do, but as I decide how it’s done, I have room to be “big picture” about everything – “work” and “non-work” together. Not altogether, but enough to notice a difference.

  3. Mike Metzger says:

    Thaler’s work might shed light on why Jesus singles out money as a potential master (Mt. 6:2). He didn’t say it was the only object that we can treat as God. But money can give us a false sense of security (I Timothy 6:17-18). Making it a god is irrational, supporting Thaler’s point that, when it comes to money, only one percent of the population is rational. For the rest of us, notions like “unsustainable” are ephemeral. They don’t mean enough to actually change our spending behaviors.

  4. Dave T says:

    Renegus comes to Harvard!

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