Irrational Idol

5 Reasons People Believe Crazy Things

Have you ever met someone, or seen someone on television, who has insane, completely irrational beliefs?  These beliefs could be scientific.  They could be religious.  They could be political.  They could be racial.  They could be philosophical.  The particular manifestation doesn’t matter.   An example would be the stoning to death of a woman accused…

Mental Model by Joshua Kennon

Mental Model: Gaslighting

Mental Model: Gaslighting One of the big themes that I perpetually hit upon is that you, as a rational, responsible adult, should not outsource your thinking. When it comes to what matters in life, you must rely on your own judgment and analysis of the facts.  In the words of Benjamin Graham, “You are neither…