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I started reading You Are Not So Smart last night. The e-book is only 2$ on Amazon! I'm really excited to see what I learn. Has anyone else read this?
This followed a very sloppy argument I had last night. Someone argued with me all day yesterday in an attempt to defend the neo-nazi's and white supremacist's protest in Charlottesville. I could have probably been less hostile and way more clear in my arguments. But I'm beginning to think maybe it's pointless to argue with someone that dogmatic. They will refuse to change their view no matter what. :(
What happens when you combine statistics, probability, game theory, finance math, finance theory and smooth brain ?
WSB loss porn.
> Most people will do everything they fucking can to pretend a situation isn’t dangerous and volatile.
This is actually an observable psychological phenomenon:
There's other shit too but I can't remember right now. A great book on the subject is You Are Not So Smart, by David Mcraney.
So yeah I'm with you on that, people really don't give the human brain enough credit much of the time, the perception of what people do or what you would do versus what you'll likely do is sometimes so different.
Though I do disagree with you on people's propensity to "do something about it" with "regular" assault versus sexual assault. There's a TON more stigma with sexual assault, and it's so contextual:
workplace (power imbalances, people reacting differently if it were male or female victim/perpetrator)
sexual assault versus men (by women or men): there's a very different additional stigma to men reporting this, first off sexual assault against men is unfortunately more lightly seen by people (Look at Terry Crews, AND he's so famous and powerful, imagine average Joe instead), second the whole preserving of the ego and machismo and all that, etc.
in a relationship especially within certain cultures, the whole idea of not breaking up a unit or a family, again the gender differences in perception and reactions, etc.
It's so complex...
But anyway, point being that it makes sense that it's much tougher actively stopping, or coming forth about sexual assault. And as such, when someone does it with boldness and courage or even "fuck you" attitude, it's especially noticeable and admirable (imo).