Confidence, delusion, faith and your progress

This post was inspired after listening Tai Lopez talk about how most people are delusional or over-confident, what he calls the American-Idol syndome. The problem of course is that when people are over-confident they don’t listen, don’t learn. He names Michael Jordans coach Dean Smith who said that he never met somebody more teachable than … Read moreConfidence, delusion, faith and your progress

Political systems can instill Hope or Despair in a population

This part of the book Learned optimism shows how optimism can be influenced by a political system. Explanatory Style Across Frontiers IN 1983 I WENT to Munich to attend the Congress of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, and on the second day I fell into conversation with an intense young German … Read morePolitical systems can instill Hope or Despair in a population