What prevents us from making adequate decisions? Dan gilbert
Why do people make the wrong decisions?
We all make decisions daily. We want to know how to do the right thing in different areas, be it finance, food, professional activities or romantic relationships. And certainly, if someone could advise us how to act correctly in any situation, this would be the greatest gift for us. It turns out that, in effect, the world received this gift in 1738 from a Dutch scientist named Daniel Bernoulli. And today I would like to tell you what this gift is, and in addition to explain to you why he did not change a bit.
This is the gift of Bernoulli, a direct quotation: The expected value of any of our actions (that is, the usefulness of the result we expect to receive) is equal to the product of two simple things — the likelihood that this action will allow us to get a result and values of this result for us.