In his book Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman defines intense regret as “what you experience when you can most easily imagine yourself doing something other than what you did.” We’ve all experienced regret at some point in our lives but fear of intense regret can be paralyzing and detrimental to not only ourselves but also to society as a whole.
A Case for Random Choices in Decision-Making
I just read an interesting article by Michael Schulson called “How to Choose?” and subtitled “When your reasons are worse than useless, sometimes the most rational choice is a random stab in the dark.”
This article raises a lot of interesting points about making choices with a false sense of reason and raises the prospect that perhaps random selection is not used enough in our society.
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