Sunday, April 7, 2013

Why do they do it?

Ever notice that people you would consider smart, such as yourself, can tend to make some decisions that most any rational person, including yourself, would consider very dumb?

here are a couple of articles that scientifically explain some of our dumb choices, in case you are all that interested. I sort of skimmed them, and they do make some compelling points.

Why do smart people make dumb choices?

Smart people can make dumb decisions, says Grawemeyer Award winner

 But, from what I have seen, we often make dumb choices because we decide with our emotions instead of our mind. We "follow our heart" instead of using our brain. We do what "just feels right" instead of really evaluating whether or not it is.

"The heart is more deceitful than anything else, and incurable--who can understand it?"
Jeremiah 17:19 (HCSB).
And we can be pretty dumb.

1 comment:

Dale Sickels said...

What should you be deceiving yourself about?