Read the book? Know the work? Written by nobel prize winner Daniel Kahneman (who is also an economist). I picked this up a few days ago. i havent gotten real far into it because it requires some concentration to read, but what I have readnis fascinating. Its about how the brain creates biases and even gives us a false sense of being rational when our thoughts and decisions are anything but. I'm loving it so far because its the first psychology book that really speaks to me. It makes sense of so many things in my life and has given me the keys to finally let go of some things which had me stumped.
Mostly its enabled me to step back from humanity and realise that most of what people say and do has far less premeditation to it than I was giving them credit for. In doing so, it makes other people seem less dangerous. A way to overcome some of my cynicism but giving me plenty more in other ways as I realise how much of what we interact with is autopilot. Now I can take an interest in people without being overwhelmed by their 'stuff'. Can't say its making me love humanity but enabling me to function more easily in the mire of it.
What are your thoughts?