People are not rational. We think we are, but we’re really prey to illusions of our own making

People are not rational. We think we are, but we’re really prey to illusions of our own making

— Scott Adams of Dilbert fame

The truth is that facts and reason don’t have much influence on our decisions, except for trivial things, such as putting gas in your car when you are running low. For all the important stuff, we are emotional creatures who make decisions first and rationalize them after the fact.”

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