Most important takeaway from surprises

When­ev­er we are sur­prised by some­thing, even if we admit that we made a mis­take, we say, ‘Oh I’ll nev­er make that mis­take again.’ But, in fact, what you should learn when you make a mis­take because you did not antic­i­pate some­thing is that the world is dif­fi­cult to antic­i­pate. That’s the cor­rect les­son to learn from sur­pris­es: that the world is sur­pris­ing.

Psy­chol­o­gist Daniel Kah­ne­man. Via Mor­gan Housel.



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