The social animal | David Brooks

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  • we are social animals (groups are smarter than individuals, effectiveness is determined by communication)
  • emotion is the foundation of reason, without it we can’t make decisions
  • we are all overconfident (19% think they’re in the top 1% of earners, 95% of professors think they’re better than average)
  • we need the mental models and humility to realize we aren’t great

September 18, 2020