Don’t reduce people to their group identity – differences within groups often exceed differences across groups
Apr13

Don’t reduce people to their group identity – differences within groups often exceed differences across groups

We often have certain preconceptions about certain groups of people. Driven by such preconceptions, when we come to know…

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Hold your plans lightly, not tightly
Apr12

Hold your plans lightly, not tightly

Suppose we catch a beautiful butterfly and hold it in our fingers. If we hold it too tightly, fearing that it may slip away,…

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To decrease unhealthy reactions, increase healthy reminders
Apr11

To decrease unhealthy reactions, increase healthy reminders

Suppose we have some unhealthy habit such as impulsive overeating. Once some behavior becomes ingrained as a habit, we …

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Living for the moment is a prescription for chaos at best and calamity at worst
Apr10

Living for the moment is a prescription for chaos at best and calamity at worst

While driving along an expressway, suppose we see something attractive nearby and suddenly take a turn toward it. Other…

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If we lose faith in our potential to improve, we court cowardice and malice
Apr09

If we lose faith in our potential to improve, we court cowardice and malice

Suppose a patient loses faith in the potential of any treatment to cure them. They will become sicker and soon die. What applies…

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