Monday, February 20, 2006

How to Make Wise Decisions

How do you choose wisely? Do you try to figure it all out at once, by consciously considering the pros and cons of every aspect of every option, or do you relax and patiently wait for the decision to pop into your head, already made by your unconscious mind? There is now scientific evidence that the former strategy leads to better decisions on simple matters, where there are few degrees of freedom, while the latter strategy leads to better decisions on complicated matters, like which house to buy or where to go to school. Hopefully, you now feel vindicated in your decision making strategies.


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