The impact of the end-of-history illusion - Deepstash

The impact of the end-of-history illusion

People believe that the person they are now will be who they are for the rest of their lives. It can create certain effects:

  • Reactive life choices. It is easier to default to what you are now rather than to work towards what you want to be.
  • Fixed mindset. "I'm too introverted to make friends", or "my job will always come first". A fixed mindset may prevent us from changing for the better.
  • Short-sighted planning. We can become overly optimistic or pessimistic, leading to short-sighted planning.


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