"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." - FDR This applies today too, especially during a pandemic. Fear can be used by politicians and institutions to control the masses, to control speech, to control thought. Forget fear. Let's focus on solutions.
Everything we do in life, we do to get laid. (Evolutionary psychology) Except meditation. (Spirituality) Which we do to feel like we’re getting laid all the time. (Mindfulness)
The gaming and fun and entertainment part of #nfts - Aka “willing to pay” to enjoy … even when you loss $$$ … like an arcade/ carnival / sports betting ect … is a factor in the psychology that will play out
Therapy replaced religion, and psychology institutionalized the rise of "your truth" The purpose of inner-life used to be to serve society—now the purpose of society is to serve self-actualization. The inner-self was the sinner/liar, now it's the Oracle amazon.com/Therapeutic-Tu…
I'm curious if there’s something more durably & intensely motivating than the desire to prove people wrong
Very interesting approach. Today more than ever, it's crucial for us to develop and refine skills like #WorkplaceResilience. bit.ly/2XbuCn0
Absolutely devastating. Many of my mental models will need updating. Growth Mindset, Ego Depletion, Milgrim, Stanford Prison, Multiple Intelligences, Marshmallow test and more! twitter.com/jamesheathers/…
Want to learn how to get better at reading people? Psychologist 'human lie detector' Paul Ekman has these 5 tips: 👇
6/N Similarly users notice and remember design at start and end of experiences, so Apple knows that making unboxing and onboarding is important. (There’s no end for a phone so they don’t care if your power cord starts peeling off)
5/N Any improvement in design of car dashboard or driving experience is a moat (user switching to another car will feel noticeable difference and miss) but if a bank company radically improves ATM experience, it’s not that big of a moat
1/ FIDGET SPINNERS. Did you have one? :D Yesterday, I went into a (yet another) rabbit hole and here’s what I found out about its rise and lessons for entrepreneurs
1/N Why the most addictive game is yet to come? Why Netflix shows seem to get addictive series after series?
1/ THINKING IN ANALOGIES IS DANGEROUS, a thread. From your high school classes, do you recall the image of an atom where electrons revolve around the nucleus (just like planets go around the Sun)? IT WAS WRONG, and here's why. pic.twitter.com/wjDPrQ7958
1/N Scroll your feed and it seems everyone gets more likes, retweets than you. Do you know why?
1/N Why do we keep consuming sugary stuff when everyone knows it’s bad for health? The answer is that entire system is ‘stuck’. Here’s an explanation inspired by @ESYudkowsky new book equilibriabook.com pic.twitter.com/BIHPSg24ml
2/N We crave status, wealth, titles because they’re not easily achievable and that scarcity makes us compete for them with other people.
1/N Been thinking about why do we crave status, wealth, rank, titles. Here’s what I think.
Here’s what you should remember if you hear news that makes you feel that the world is ending: 1. Most people are better off today than before, and nobody reports that. Slow gradual positive changes are rarely reported.
What’s the secret of humanity’s success? Hint: it’s not our intelligence. (A review of a review of a book)
4/ Because our mind can only accommodate thinking in one dimension (time) or at best two dimensions (map), our designed objects ignore the messy intricacies of the real world. It’s apparent in all objects designed by humans, including the humble chair. pic.twitter.com/KIRlRlhoZK
How the limitations of our thinking are seen in the things we design. (a visual twitter thread) pic.twitter.com/xLBDINamBA
If you’re driven, you’re doomed to remain dissatisfied with who you are and what you have It’s unfortunate because driven people have and achieve a lot more than others So, to escape from the trap: cultivate deep emotional satisfaction to coexist with cognitive dissatisfaction
You can measure your psychological makeup on two dimensions: the level of disillusionment with the world and the level of wonder towards the world. I’ve found that growth happens when (paradoxically) both these levels increase with time.
A college golfer saying "I'm proud of you" to Tiger Woods A young PhD saying "I'm proud of you" to Nobel winner Sound odd. Seems "I'm proud of you" reserved mostly for ppl senior to/older than recipient. Ppl also seem to dislike hearing it from juniors or ppl in same position
The Sopranos is about American decline, evident in the outcomes of the young male characters Jackie Aprile involved in organized crime, botches a robbery, ends up dead Chris Moltisanti hooked on drugs, drives while intoxicated & murdered AJ suffers depression & panic attacks
Generally, conservatives are more worried about boys than girls in the US. Personally, conservatives are more worried abt their sons than their daughters Generally, liberals are more worried about girls than boys in the US. Personally, liberals are more worried about their sons pic.twitter.com/lyLWoqHkJ2
Albert Hirschman writes that the U.S. owes its existence to millions choosing to relocate elsewhere rather than express discontent with the surrounding social order, and that this is a fundamental part of American national character pic.twitter.com/pzQjVO1CL1
From The Lessons of History (Durant) pic.twitter.com/9rQPn0sdKa
The psychological toll of playing Tony Soprano amzn.to/3x1PZHw pic.twitter.com/jX2ZLVZppl
Women are more vigilant about mate guarding (closely monitoring partner to prevent infidelity) if their husbands are wealthy and less vigilant about mate guarding if their husbands are physically attractive amzn.to/3smQSH0 pic.twitter.com/tlYLvaEMRa