Det er ved at være et par uger siden, at jeg faldt over denne fine lille liste med 100 små ideer, der ifølge forfatteren Morgan Housel “…kan hjælpe med at forklare hvordan verden hænger sammen.”
Og hvem har ikke brug for det?!
Jeg vil afgjort anbefale at man selv læser listen, men her har jeg også lige udvalgt et par håndfulde af de ideer, der gav særlig mening for mig.
(Spoiler alert: den nederste afslører en idé, som jeg næsten synes man skal snuppe henne på sitet selv…så er man advaret!)
Men her kommer de altså, i uprioriteret rækkefølge, og i øvrigt uden yderligere kommentarer:
Depressive Realism: Depressed people have a more accurate view of the world because they’re more realistic about how risky and fragile life is. The opposite of “blissfully unaware.”
System Justification Theory: Inefficient systems will be defended and maintained if they serve the needs of people who benefit from them – individual incentives can sustain systemic stupidity.
Sturgeon’s Law: “90% of everything is crap.” The obvious inverse of the Pareto Principle, but hard to accept in practice.
Cumulative advantage: Social status snowballs in either direction because people like associating with successful people, so doors are opened for them, and avoid associating with unsuccessful people, for whom doors are closed.
Impostor Syndrome: Fear of being exposed as less talented than people think you are, often because talent is owed to cumulative advantage rather than actual effort or skill.
Ringelmann Effect: Members of a group become lazier as the size of their group increases. Based on the assumption that “someone else is probably taking care of that.”
False-Consensus Effect: Overestimating how widely held your own beliefs are, caused by the difficulty of imagining the experiences of other people.
Hanlon’s Razor: “Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.”
Clustering Illusions: Falsely assuming that the inevitable bunching of random results in a large sample indicates a trend.
Woozle Effect: “A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth.” - Daniel Kahneman.
Principle of Least Effort: When seeking information, effort declines as soon as the minimum acceptable result is reached.
Fact-Check Scarcity Principle: This article is called 100 Little Ideas but there are fewer than 100 ideas. 99% of readers won’t notice because they’re not checking, and most of those who notice won’t say anything. Don’t believe everything you read.