>> January 3, 2020
>> Blog Post #3
I’ve introduced a few elements in the two previous posts that might need some additional explaining. All seems very clear to me as these are topics that I have been thinking about daily for a few months, but I haven’t given a thought to how I would express them yet.
In Perspective #1, I staged a fake conversation happening in my head between two parts of me. Now tell anyone that there are several voices or people in one’s head and they’ll say you’re crazy. You couldn’t be further from the truth.
See, I’ve been reading through the excellent “Thinking, Fast and Slow” book by Daniel Kahneman recently. It’s the second time I read it. Or actually it’s the second time I read through the first half of it as I tend to read several books at the same time and some of them necessitate a lot of effort to digest. In any case, this book is extremely interesting, and I definitely recommend it strongly. It deals with how the brain works, or actually how two systems within our brains work: system 1 and system2. System 1 is the “Fast”, intuitive, automatic, unconscious system that runs your brain when no effort on your part is required. System 2 is the “Slow”, reflexive, logical, calculating system that will drive you when you have to apply yourself to a specific problem.
My staged conversation in the previous blog post was therefore system 1 sending a problem over for system 2 to ponder as it required some effort to deal with. At the end of the post I said I’d like to give more room to system 1 to drive my life while also training system 2 to reason better.
I’ll post a detailed review of some of the readings that I enjoy or love on this site. It is one of the things I want to develop and host on Satoshi Index. Thinking Fast and Slow will definitely be one of those readings.