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Elastic Thinking

From the book, "Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Constantly Changing World," by L. Mlodinow

The difference between "Where is Paris" and "Where would you like to go on vacation" demonstrates elastic thought.

One is a fact, the other requires you to combine facts with preferences.

The need to make your own measures for a choice is elastic.

To make better decisions and for happiness:

Not being a maximizer helps us preserve brain power. [Choose good enough instead of perfect]. Taking too much time to gather all information leads to second guessing.

Good enough = happier

To improve on elastic thinking:


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