The Diderot Effect: Why We Want Things We Don’t Need?

This article was originally written by James Clear at https://jamesclear.com/diderot-effect  The famous French philosopher Denis Diderot lived nearly his entire life in poverty, but that all changed in 1765. Diderot was 52 years old and his daughter was about to be married, but he could not afford to provide a dowry. Despite his lack of wealth, …

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How our Breathing Affects our Emotions

Most of us would like to have some control over our instantaneous emotions. However, we observe that it is extremely difficult to control your emotions. One can only channelize the energy of an emotion, but one cannot control the rise of the emotion itself. However, emotions and breathing are directly related and this link has …

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A Note On Assertiveness

The below post is influenced by the ideas of Dr. Jonice Webb, a leading psychologist and parental education trainer.As an individual, we think we know everything about ourselves. But, it can be said with a good degree of certainty that there is a lot that we don’t know about ourselves than what we think we know. …

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The invisible forces that drive your actions

Tony Robbins says that humans have six basic needs that sums up all the different types of motivations behind our actions. He says that these needs form the basis of every choice we make in life. The six core needs are: 1. Certainty/Comfort – the need to be safe and comfortable We all want comfort and much …

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3 Most Common Fallacies in Our Everyday Decision-Making

Occasionally, we all get into a situation where we have contrasting opinions about two individuals, even when we don’t have any contextual evidence to prove it. We all fall prey to these mistakes in our everyday decision-making. Based on my observations, I want to share with you what I think are the three most common …

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Inequality and the hidden role of ‘Chance’

I always observed that many people cry about the world. Some people complain about the inequality in the world, and some people do their bit to bridge the gap. A few years ago, I was also one of them who were deeply thinking about the existing inequality in the world. A lot of my thinking …

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