Tag: thinking

  • Optimism bias

    Some people say the secret to happiness is low expectations…  So it’s a very good theory, but it turns out to be wrong for three reasons. Number one: Whatever happens, whether you succeed or you fail, people with high expectations always feel better. Because how we feel when we get dumped or win employee of…

  • Foucault and crises of governmentality

    According to Foucault, a supposedly liberal government will sometimes be driven into contradictory efforts to constrain individuals’ freedom. People can only act as responsible citizens if they are made conscious of certain dangers eg financial ruin, communicable diseases, that demand appropriate behaviours eg insurance, immunization. ¬†Foucault would add fear of crime through news or fiction…