I read this on the side of a Starbucks coffee cup. Seriously. It was written by Harvard psychologist Dr. Daniel Gilbert, who said:
“The fact that we can make disastrous decisions even as we foresee their consequences is the great unsolved mystery of human behaviour.
“When you hold your fate in your hands, why would you ever make a fist?”
Why, indeed? Sometimes I think of Daniel Gilbert’s words when I make decisions of varying levels of potential disaster even when I know perfectly well that I will most definitely NOT like the consequences of doing so. Continue reading “We know we should do ____, but instead we do ____”