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... is critical in uncertainty. We too often judge people by the outcomes of the decisions instead of on the process that was used to reach them.
However, isn’t it better if people had an unfortunate result and a great process than someone who had a successful outcome but flipped a coin to get there?
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One of humanity’s greatest psychological weaknesses is the fear of the unknown. The ongoing pandemic has perfectly illustrated what people do and how they react when faced with the...
Anything that we do has an amount of risk attached to it, and we seem okay with it as long as the risk is measurable and acceptable. If we are able to do a cost-benefit analysis of the risks, we can take a call.
When the risk we are taking is unknown, and the uncertainty is above the threshold of information, beliefs and knowledge, then our animalistic instincts kick in, and any blind belief, no matter how absurd, is hedged against the risk which is now unacceptable.
Too much uncertainty is a fertile ground for all kinds of anxiety issues and other mental disorders, as our future itself feels like a threat.
Even if we do not become mentally unstable due to this fear of the unknown, it affects our decision-making skills, work performance, and happiness levels.