Practising ‘factfulness’

Post Reply
User avatar
Tinkerbell
Posts: 824
Joined: Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:40 pm
Location: Andalucia, Spain

Practising ‘factfulness’

Post by Tinkerbell » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:53 pm

I thought this was interesting and cheerful. And isn't 'factfulness' the same as being skeptical? Then we should all be happy bunnies :D
https://www.theguardian.com/world/comme ... -you-think

Tony.Williams
Posts: 786
Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:05 am
Location: Still somewhere in England
Contact:

Re: Practising ‘factfulness’

Post by Tony.Williams » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:44 pm

I think that ties across into something else I read recently: that emotionally, we react much more strongly to losing something that we have, than when we fail to gain something of equal value that we don't have. In other words, we are much more sensitive to threats and loss than we are to improvements.

We are also, of course very bad at assessing risks, and often think that the world is a much more dangerous place than it is (conversely, we sometimes fail to react to risks that we really should be worried about - climate change being an obvious example).

User avatar
Tinkerbell
Posts: 824
Joined: Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:40 pm
Location: Andalucia, Spain

Re: Practising ‘factfulness’

Post by Tinkerbell » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:31 pm

Of course, improvements mean change and some of us don't like change....

Post Reply