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5.0 out of 5 stars Principles of well being..., 20 Aug 2012
This review is from: Thinking, Fast and Slow (Paperback)
I picked this book up at an airport and wasn't expecting to learn so many principles of "how to" remember subjective well being...

It seems the experience is not what it's all about...

Memory and remembering will ensure you will look back on a life well lived - and loved...

I really enjoyed the way the book was written and it flowed really well because the examples used were interesting and very useful for me personally.

I help people lose weight, overcome addictions and teach some quite "unorthodox stuff" that helps people choose differently and loved the chapter on expert intuition because it rings true...

I also really enjoyed the "aha" moments when uncovering my own cognitive biases and laughing out loud at the "what you see is all there is principle" because it reminded me of a clients experience of a crack cocaine binge which he described as follows,

"Do you think, I would have given someone my last 500 so that I could stand in my boxer shorts - hiding behind my curtains - with a kitchen knife - listening to my floorboards - for two days - if I'd have listened to my rational self?"

And that for me - helps sum up - we're not rational... Not even nearly - we can be taught rational - but we need principles - preferably written down - another "human being" to advise on these principles and then we've got half a chance of making a "good decision".

Failing that, we can always remember a better decision than the one we actually made and then we'll feel OK...

This book will help you understand your own decision making process and also that of others. Hopefully, it will also help you create some principles that will enable you to create better choices in your life - and by default - live a better life...

Well worth buying and learning from - thanks Daniel - brilliant piece of writing...
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