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The world seems scarier than it is because what you hear about it has been selected—by your own attention filter or by the media



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The Negativity Instinct

The Negativity Instinct

Our tendency to notice the bad more than the good (e.g. believing that things are getting worse when things are actually getting better).


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The Blame Instinct

The Blame Instinct

Our tendency to find a clear, simple reason for why something bad has happened.


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The gap instinct

The gap instinct

The gap instinct describes our tendency to divide things into two distinct and often conflicting groups with an imagined gap in between them.


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Human beings have a strong dramatic instinct toward binary thinking, a basic urge to divide things into two distinct groups,



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Keep track of gradual improvements

Keep track of gradual improvements

A small change every year can translate to a huge change over time.


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Update your knowledge

Update your knowledge

Some knowledge goes out of date quickly. Technology, countries, societies, cultures, and religions are constantly changing.


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Look for causes, not villains

Look for causes, not villains

When something goes wrong don’t look for an individual or a group to blame. Accept that bad things can happen without anyone intending them to. Instead spend your energy on understanding the multiple interacting causes, or system, that created the situation.


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We are often wrong about the world, people always tell us how bad it is and how bad it will be, blaming the new generations and technology. Use your brain, improve yourself, your knowledge and ideas, don't trust and don't absorb everything people say: TRUST FACTS.

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