What do you when you are faced with uncertainty, fear, or stress? How do you cope with obstacles? Stoic philosophy could provide you with very useful tools to navigate life’s challenges.
Recently I have become aware that some of my assumptions have been completely inaccurate. I misinterpreted various comments, behaviors or events. Jumping to quick conclusions has sent me down rabbit holes that have wasted my time, increased my anxiety, and skewed my perception of what is true. How did I get it so wrong?
Our brain is wired to make quick judgments, snap decisions, and abrupt assumptions.
A study done at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences revealed that your subconscious brain is already formulating a decision 7 seconds before it reaches your consciousness.