The descent

“What was it like?” he asked again. She knew he wanted her to tell him the story, but somehow she couldn’t find the words. She sat there, sinking deeper into her chair, and drew in a deep breath. He waited calmly, as usual. “Can I write it?” she asked. She had always been better with … More The descent

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

There’s a psychological theory by┬áKahneman 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?