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Wishful Significance: Common Ways We Get Things Wrong

This is a great summary of a few reasons why people make mistakes when assessing the significance of new information. I find the bits about “non-sentient messengers” especially timely.

Beware the Spotlight Effect

Good news: no one is actually paying close attention to you.

I know that sounds cynical but it can save you a lot of stress. Why worry about things no one is going to notice?

Understand Risk vs Uncertainty

The distinction between risk and uncertainty is one of those things you’ve probably never thought about but that can help you understand the world more effectively once you’re aware of it. A subtle but powerful idea.