Daniel Kahneman Quotes

Daniel Kahneman Quotes

Money does not buy you happiness, but lack of money certainly buys you misery.

A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth. Authoritarian institutions and marketers have always known this fact.

The 'Instagram Generation' now experiences the present as an anticipated memory.

Searching for wisdom in historic events requires an act of faith - a belief in the existence of recurrent patterns waiting to be discovered.

Freedom has a cost, which is borne by individuals who make bad choices, and by a society that feels obligated to help them.

The idea that the future is unpredictable is undermined every day by the ease with which the past is explained.

The law (of least effort) asserts that if there are several ways of achieving the same goal, people will eventually gravitate to the least demanding course of action. In the economy of action, effort is a cost, and the acquisition of skill is driven by the balance of benefits and costs. Laziness is built deep into our nature.

...the characters are useful because of some quirks of our minds, yours and mine. A sentence is understood more easily if it describes what an agent (system 2) does than if it describes what something is, what properties it has.

The world makes much less sense than you think. The coherence comes mostly from the way your mind works.

Jumping to conclusions is efficient if the conclusions are likely to be correct and the costs of an occasional mistake acceptable. Jumping to conclusions is risky when the situation is unfamiliar, the stakes are high and there is no time to collect more information.

The test of learning psychology is whether your understanding of situations you encounter has changed, not whether you have learned a new fact.

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