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Thinking in Colours

The following post is from WaitButWhy.com author Tim Urban. Like a lot of what Tim writes, I think it is genius. Well worth five minutes Pluralistic IgnorancePsychologists use a term called “pluralistic ignorance” to describe the phenomenon of “no one believes, but everyone thinks that everyone believes.” Here’s a way to visualize it: Imagine a group…

Is being clever a trap?

Quote I’m pondering : “One of the big traps we have in the West is our intelligence, because we want to know that we know. Freedom allows you to be wise, but you cannot know wisdom, you must be wisdom. When my guru wanted to put me down, he called me ‘clever.’ When he wanted to reward me, he…