Overcoming hyperbolic discounting
It's a cognitive bias, where people choose smaller, immediate rewards rather than larger, later rewards.
For example, if there’s an important deadline looming (the pressure is on, all signs are pointing to you getting it done), yet you put it off, turn on Netflix, and fantasize about how you’re going to crush it tomorrow, you’ve fallen victim to hyperbolic discounting.
Is the tendency to over-value the effect of small quantitative differences when comparing options.
For example: we think a 1,200 square foot home will make us happier than a 1,000 square foot home. We think earning $70,000 a year will make us happier than earning $60,000 a year.
Mostly encountered in when we are in the situations of buying something new.
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