A Nobel Prize Winner Explains How to Finally Think Clearly
The main function of System 1 is to maintain and update a model of your personal world, which represents what is normal in it.
Consider driving your car from home to work on a quiet road.
You understand the tasks involved, such as using your car's indicators, accelerating, decelerating and so on, but breaking down exactly what you did to reach the office safely, step-by-step is difficult. Driving your car along a familiar route is intuitive.
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The purpose of this system is to focus your attention on a particular task by using expert knowledge and applying a conscious mental effort.
Consider driving to work and coming across ...
The two systems guide how you think. Be mindful when you move from one system to the other.
It is possible to make decisions based on your feelings when you have taxed your mind too much with effortful activities. It is useful to understand when you are thinking on autopilot, and when you are working with your metal toolbox.
The focus of this system is:
“What Sherlock Holmes offers isn’t just a way of solving a crime. It is an entire way of thinking."
"Holmes provides... an education in improving our faculty of mindful thought...
As it does so, we become less and less able to know or notice our own thought habits and more and more allow our minds to dictate our judgments and decisions, instead of the other way around.
Daniel Kahneman believes there are two systems for organizing and filtering knowledge:
To move from a System Watson- to a System Holmes-governed thinking takes mindfulness plus motivation.