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A phenomenal book on understanding your own "hidden motivations in everyday life" and why we do what we do. Widely applicable to all parts of life, and the kind of explanations you can't stop thinking about after reading.
by Kevin Simler, Robin Hanson
We, human beings, are a species that’s capable of acting on hidden motives. Our brains are...
When we use the term "motives," we're referring to the underlying causes of our behavior, whether we're conscious of them or not.
Reasons can be true, false, or somewhere in between (e.g., cherry-picked). One of the most effective ways to rationalize is by telling half-tru...
Speakers strive to impress their audience by consistently delivering impressive remarks.
They're compensated not in-kind, by receiving information reciprocally, but rather by raising their social value in the eyes (and ears) of their listeners.
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