Thinking Fast And Slow Quotes : 28 Daniel Kahneman Encouraging Quotes

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Thinking, Fast and Slow was written by Daniel Kahneman in 2011. Daniel is a Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics laureate for his notable work in decision making and Psychology  of judgment, which led to the birth of Prospect Theory.

Thinking Fast and Slow is a product of Daniel Kahneman decades of research on how our brain takes any decision or what psychology do we adopt while making any judgement.  Daniel explains that our brain has two systems which are responsible for our thought process. System 1 which is fast, emotional  and stereotypic and System 2 which is slow, effortful and logical. Daniel describes with examples that even if we give same inputs to both systems while taking any decision the outcome would be totally different. Thinking Fast and slow helps you to understand that how our brain shapes our corporate/personal decisions and how can you take benefits of slow thinking.

Thinking Fast and Slow is one of best selling books and gives you great insights about your brains which will help you to take day to day critical decisions of your personal and professional life.  Let’s take a look at some of the best teachings from Thinking Fast And Slow.

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List of Thinking Fast And Slow Quotes : 28 Daniel Kahneman Encouraging Quotes

1. “Nothing in life is as important as you think it is, while you are thinking about it”

~Daniel Kahneman

2. “The world makes much less sense than you think. The coherence comes mostly from the way your mind works”

~Daniel Kahneman

3. “If you have had to force yourself to do something, you are less willing or less able to exert self-control when the next challenge comes around”

~Daniel Kahneman

4. “The easiest way to increase happiness is to control your use of time. Can you find more time to do the things you enjoy doing ? “

~Daniel Kahneman

5. “When we are uncomfortable and unhappy, we lose touch with our intuition”

~Daniel Kahneman

6. “You are more likely to learn something by finding surprises in your own behavior than by hearing surprising facts about people in general”

~Daniel Kahneman

7. “The confidence that individuals have in their beliefs depends mostly on the quality of the story they can tell about what they see, even if they see little”

~Daniel Kahneman

8. “If you care about being thought credible and intelligent, do not use complex language where simpler language will do”

~Daniel Kahneman

9. “Jumping to conclusions is efficient if the conclusions are likely to be correct and the costs of an occasional mistake acceptable. Jumping to conclusions is risky when the situation is unfamiliar, the stakes are high and there is no time to collect more information”

~Daniel Kahneman

10. “When in a good mood, people become more intuitive and more creative but also less vigilant and more prone to logical errors”

~Daniel Kahneman

11. “Intelligence is not only the ability to reason; it is also the ability to find relevant material in memory and to deploy attention when needed”

~Daniel Kahneman

12. “We are prone to blame decision makers for good decisions that worked out badly and to give them too little credit for successful moves that appear obvious only after the fact”

~Daniel Kahneman

13. “To think clearly about the future, we need to clean up the language that we use in labeling the beliefs we had in the past”

~Daniel Kahneman

14. “Highly intelligent women tend to marry men who are less intelligent than they are”

~Daniel Kahneman

15. “Evaluating people as attractive or not is a basic assessment. You do that automatically whether or not you want to, and it influences you”

~Daniel Kahneman

16. “The proper way to elicit information from a group is not by starting with a public discussion but by confidentially collecting each person’s judgment. This procedure makes better use of the knowledge available to members of the group than the common practice of open discussion”

~Daniel Kahneman

17. “People who are cognitively busy are also more likely to make selfish choices, use sexist language, and make superficial judgments in social situations”

~Daniel Kahneman

18. “You can do several things at once, but only if they are easy and undemanding”

~Daniel Kahneman

19. “The illusion that we understand the past fosters overconfidence in our ability to predict the future”

~Daniel Kahneman

20. “Higher income is associated with a reduced ability to enjoy the small pleasures of life”

~Daniel Kahneman

21. “It is much easier to strive for perfection when you are never bored”

~Daniel Kahneman

22. “In essence, the optimistic style involves taking credit for successes but little blame for failures”

~Daniel Kahneman

23. “A reliable way of making people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth”

~Daniel Kahneman

24. “The premise of this book is that it is easier to recognize other people’s mistakes than our own”

~Daniel Kahneman

25. “Familiarity breeds liking”

~Daniel Kahneman

26. “Acquisition of skills requires a regular environment, an adequate opportunity to practice, and rapid and unequivocal feedback about the correctness of thoughts and actions”

~Daniel Kahneman

27. “We focus on what we want to do and can do, neglecting the plans and skills of others. Both in explaining the past and in predicting the future, we focus on the causal role of skill and neglect the role of luck. We are therefore prone to an illusion of control. We focus on what we know and neglect what we do not know, which makes us overly confident in our beliefs”

~Daniel Kahneman

28. “Because we tend to be nice to other people when they please us and nasty when they do not, we are statistically punished for being nice and rewarded for being nasty”

~Daniel Kahneman

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Last thing to my readers , I would like to hear from you…

Let me know in comments, Which of the  above Thinking Fast and Slow quotes you like the most ?

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Neeraj Kaple

Neeraj Kaple is a software engineer based in Mumbai. He writes articles which motivates/inspire people to achieve their goals. He also writes about software's, blogging tools, internet marketing and how-to guides on his another Blog Techmazic.com.

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