Declinism: how rosy retrospection impacts decision-making - Ness Labs - Deepstash
Declinism

The belief that societies continue to decline is often linked with rosy retrospection - believing that the past was better and the future more negative.

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  • Writer Jemina Lewis described memory bias as an emotional strategy, where we cling to the past when the present seems extremely bleak.
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Illusions created by rosy retrospection can change our memories in ways that affect our current decisions.

  • Declinism can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Constantly ...

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  • Beware of rosy retrospection. Keep in mind how biased our memories are. If the past experience is part of a present decision, consider discussing your memory with colleagues ...

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