For many years, scientists were puzzled by the existence of this unshakable optimism. It did not make sense. How is it that people remain optimistic even though information challenging those predictions is abundantly available? It turns out it is not commencement speeches or self-help books that make us hopeful. Recently, with the development of non-invasive brain imaging techniques, we have gathered evidence that suggests our brains are hard-wired to be unrealistically optimistic. When we learn what the future may hold, our neurons efficiently encode unexpectedly good information, but fail to incorporate information that is unexpectedly bad.
That’s why when we listen to Oprah Winfrey’s rags-to-riches story our brain takes note and concludes that we too may become immensely rich and powerful one day; but when told the likelihood of being unemployed is almost 1 in 10 or of suffering from cancer is over 1 in 3 we take no notice.
Such optimistic illusions, with all of their advantages, unfortunately come at a price. Underestimating risk makes us less likely to practice safe sex, save for retirement, buy insurance or undergo medical screenings.
In some cases relatively minor biases can even lead to global disaster. Take the financial crisis of 2008. Each investor, homeowner, banker or economic regulator expected slightly better profits than were realistically warranted. On its own, each bias would not have created huge losses. Yet when combined in one market they produced a giant financial bubble that did just that.
Ava: gawan kita ng blog dyan hehehe para magka-self esteem ka :) magmula ka sa dream mo..
patrick: weh? anung blog naman ?
Ava: ung parang at the start d mo talaga alam kung ano talaga gs2 mo
patrick: hmm.. sige, kaso di aq magaling writer…
Ava: hnggng sa cnabi ni mama mo na why dont u try on being a seaman like ur dad
patrick: hmm.. pag icpn q ung blog na yan
Ava: tapos while on ur way of studying this craft, u find it interesting na dn.. and nagka-urge ka dn na i-pursue itong path na tinahak mo
patrick: hmm… parang i-copy-paste q n lng ung mga typed mo mas ok .. hehehe
Ava: tapos….. while on ur journey on this path.. u tend to realize and explore so many things not only in this craft but in the journey of your life…
Ava: journey in life,… like along the way syempre maraming hindrances..maraming obstacles.. it can it can be family matters… matters between you and all the people around you… or personal matters
patrick: hmmm….. hiwa-hiwalay n lng cgro pwede unahinq ung : how it started? then: what happened next? then: what’s the problem?
Ava: but… kahit na madaming obstacles along the way, ur still here and doing ur very best to succeed in this path na pinili mo..
patrick: hmm.. sounds interesting
Ava: yeah..it depends on you..its ur own blog naman :) alam mo creating a blog is simple as long as u write by heart in your own blog..you are the writer of your story…you are the author..
patrick: wow… sige.. I’ll let my heart write about it.
Ava: u dont have to please anyone or we can say na in writing a blog you have to please ur ownself first before pleasing others why? kasi you are writing from your own experiences… kaya nga personal blog eh wala kang boss.. ikaw ang boss sarili mo… but u also have to put in consideration na ur posts can hopefully inspire other people who will read ur blog kasi blogs can be an inspiration to the people who read it.. kumbaga dont let them waste their time in reading blog na walang katuturan… ung parang after they read ur blog.. they can tell themselves na: “oh what a blog… very inspiring…, etc..” in other words u can inspire other people in ur own way by just telling them ur story… kilala mo man cla o ndi..