Me vs. my bike (spoiler: my bike wins and I learn the lesson)

Yesterday, one of my greatest childhood fears came true. M and I had both rode our bikes to work and met up after to ride home together. About three quarters of the way into the trip, I had a serious lapse in judgment. The next thing I knew, I was being catapulted into the air, … More Me vs. my bike (spoiler: my bike wins and I learn the lesson)

Why can’t I quit my job, sell all my stuff, and travel the world?

There’s a psychological theory by Kahneman and Tversky which examines peoples’ decision making (for reference, it’s called prospect theory). One tenant of this theory is loss aversion. Basically, the researchers have shown that people are likely to base their decisions more heavily on the fear of what they will lose rather than on what they hope … More Why can’t I quit my job, sell all my stuff, and travel the world?