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Why our decisions don"t matter

Simon Van Booy

Why our decisions don"t matter

by Simon Van Booy

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Published by Harper Perennial in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy,
  • Decision making,
  • Decision making in literature

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Other titlesWhy our decisions do not matter
    Statementedited by Simon Van Booy
    SeriesHarper Perennial modern thought
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF448 .W49 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 193 p. :
    Number of Pages193
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24840172M
    ISBN 100061845558
    ISBN 109780061845550
    LC Control Number2011280472
    OCLC/WorldCa489637668

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    Consider the retirement savings of baby boomers. Life expectancy for a baby born in was years. A baby boomer born 30 years later could be expected to live for years. 3 In a financial sense, whether increased longevity is good news or bad news depends on the decisions made on the way to senior living. Nearly 50 percent of baby boomers either do not know how much they have saved.   We don’t decide about life; we’re captured by life. In the major spheres, decision-making, when it happens at all, is downstream from curiosity and engagement.

    The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science How our brains fool us on climate, creationism, and the vaccine-autism link. than our conscious thoughts, in a matter of milliseconds—fast.   The same is true in a pandemic when the skills you have don't seem to be helping your business or career. During an unexpected crisis, the story .


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Why Our Decisions Don't Matter will engage both the serious philosopher and the eternally curious. About the Author Simon Van Booy is the author of two novels and two collections of short stories, including The Secret Lives of People in Love and Love Begins in Winter, which won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award/5(3).

Provocative and eye-opening, Why Our Decisions Don’t Matter is one of three slim selections of philosophical texts and excerpts—along with Why We Need Love and Why We Fight—introduced and contextualized by acclaimed author Simon Van Booy (Love Begins in.

Provocative and eye-opening, Why Our Decisions Don’t Matter is one of three slim selections of philosophical texts and excerpts—along with Why We Need Love and Why We Fight—introduced and contextualized by acclaimed author Simon Van Booy (Love Begins in Winter, The Secret Lives of People in Love).Brand: HarperCollins Publishers.

Why Our Decisions Don't Matter is a thought-provoking text challenging common perceptions about free will and personal choice. Using selections from a variety of sources, Van Booy presents arguments without expounding upon them heavily/5.

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This book explores how some of the greatest minds of civilization have tackled a question that continues to play a vital part in our lives today. In Why Our Decisions Don't Matter, Simon Van Booy curates an enlightening collection of excerpts, passages, and paintings, presenting works by Homer, Sophocles, Horace, Shakespeare, Rembrandt.

Buy Why Our Decisions Don't Matter - Paperback 1 Original Edition, Know the Best price and Specifications of the product. Why Our Decisions Don't Matter is a compilation of excerpts, quotes, passages, and paintings from philosophers, writers, and artists that all address the same theme of fate, predestination, and why the decisions we make don't matter.

Included are works from Homer, Sophocles, Voltaire, Dickinson, Twain, Rilke, Sartre, and many others/5. FOLLOW SIMON: Simon Van Booy is the award-winning and best-selling author of thirteen books that include: The Secret Lives of People in Love (short-listed for the Vilcek Prize), Love Begins in Winter (awarded the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award), Everything Beautiful Began After, The Illusion of Separateness, Tales of Accidental Genius, Father's Day, The Sadness of Beautiful.

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Ultimately, the personal decisions we make define who we are. They are the difference between success and failure. It stands to reason that decision-making is equally important in defining who we are within our relationships, and even lead to our relationship successes and failures.

In essence, your everyday decisions matter because there are so many of them. The power of everyday decisions comes from what you do or don’t do on a regular basis. They all add up. You just need to make sure they are adding up into something good for you. Think about it this way: Going to the gym once won’t matter.

A final reason why people are troubled by decision-making is the need to be “right” no matter what. When someone imposes “right vs. wrong” on a decision they have to make, they may.

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The best, most effective, leaders are able to free their teams up to get stuff done by making lots of decisions quickly and enabling those decisions to stick.Your decisions from this moment on will have a great influence on where you will land in the future.

In general, we can divide decisions in four ways: Good decisions – smart, healthy, positive ones; Bad decisions – stupid, unhealthy, negative ones; Big decisions – rare decisions that have a .Awareness and education certainly play a significant role in our ability to make wise choices, but even in the midst of our ignorance we can choose to recognize we don’t know what we don’t know and then seek input from those wiser than us.

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