“I used to think that the Talib would come, and he would just kill me. But then I said, ‘If he comes, what would you do Malala?’ Then I would reply to myself, ‘Malala, just take a shoe and hit him.’ But then I said, ‘If you hit a Talib with your shoe, then there would be no difference between you and the Talib. You must not treat others with cruelty and that much harshly, you must fight others but through peace and through dialogue and through education.’ Then I said I will tell him how important education is and that ‘I even want education for your children as well.’ And I will tell him, ‘That’s what I want to tell you, now do what you want.'” – Malala Yousafzai
1. We surround ourselves with information that matches our beliefs.
2. We believe in the “swimmer’s body” illusion.
3. We worry about things we’ve already lost.
4. We incorrectly predict odds.
5. We rationalize purchases we don’t want.
6. We make decisions based on the anchoring effect.
7. We believe our memories more than facts.
8. We pay more attention to stereotypes than we think.
Guilty on all counts. Read the full article at Business Insider. It’s a good one.