Thinking, Fast and Slow

“It is the mark of effortful activities that they interfere with each other, which is why it is difficult or impossible to conduct several at once.”

“In a state of flow, maintaining focused attention on these absorbing activities requires no exertion of self-control, thereby freeing resources to be directed on the task at hand.”

“Is intelligence simply the ability to focus and attend oneself to a problem at hand?”

“Question the diagnostically of your evidence.”

“The core of this illusion is that we believe we understand the past, which implies that the future also should be knowable, but in fact we understand the past less than we believe we do.”

“A general limitation of the human mind is its imperfect ability to reconstruct past states of knowledge or beliefs that have changed. Once you adopt a new view of the world, you immediately lose much of your ability to recall what you used to believe before your mind was changed.”

Thinking, Fast and Slow —¬†Daniel Kahnemen