I walked 17 miles yesterday. I’m up to 16.7% progress, and the end of today will be 17%. I found a $20 on the ground, so that offsets the $30 I spent on DLC yesterday (I broke down and bought the Fallout 4 expansion… guess that was predictable… yay for rationalization). Had a great walk around Stanford with a girl. Today I’m going to a Bangladeshi food/culture thing in Fremont… should be a little money for gas and food but I’ll try to keep it down.
Net worth still above $392k… It’s a fantasy for it to stay that way. :-P.
Oh, btw, tons and tons of interesting stuff in the “Thinking, Fast and Slow” book I’m reading. Just gobs and gobs.
- Cognition has two different systems, system 1 (intuitive, associative) and system 2 (logical, methodical, but lazy).
- We can prime people to make certain decisions by exposing them to material for which system 1 has readily available associations.
- System 2 only has so much ability, and dilates the pupils when strained.
- System 2 only has so much endurance, and when glucose levels are depleted, people will not use as much analytical thinking.
- Getting more glucose improves logical thinking.
- A good amount of intelligence is related to how lazy a person’s system 2 is when it is supervising system 1. For example, people who check their intuitive answers vs. people who do not.
If a baseball and a bat cost $1.10 together, and the bat costs $1.00 more than the ball, how much does the ball cost?
Was your answer that the ball cost 10 cents?
If so, you’d be wrong.