12 min read ⌚ Quick Summary: “Amusing Ourselves to Death” explores whether Aldous Huxley’s fictional and dystopian vision of the future described in Brave New World hasn’t already turned into the reality of our TV-dominated and image-centered present. Spoiler alert: it has, and TV and reality shows are our pleasure drugs, our very own soma. Who […]
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Quick Summary: The Upside of Irrationality is the second book by social scientist Dan Ariely, and it is a fitting follow-up to his first book, Predictably Irrational: if in his debut Ariely revealed the preprogrammed biases which instigate us to make unwise choices, here he shows the unexpected benefits (and, sometimes, downsides) of these decisions.
5 min read ⌚ The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations The only way to achieve your dreams is to persist. And, the only way to persist is to continue being motivated. What is motivation and what are the factors that drive it? Read on and find out. Who Should Read “Payoff” and Why? To be […]
4 min read ⌚ On Missing Socks, Pickup Lines, and Other Existential Puzzles When you look in the mirror every morning, how do you feel about yourself? Do you hate yourself? Do you respect yourself enough? Protection or self-destruction? Respect? Shame? Who Should Read “Irrationally Yours”? And Why? This may be just a moment of […]