Scarcity can make it difficult for us to focus on anything other than the problem right in front of us.
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I’m a huge fan of the podcast “Hidden Brain” with Shankar Vedantam, and today on my way to work I listened to an episode that I found particularly moving and relevant to the world that we live in. The concepts discussed in this episode are meant to challenge our perceptions of what it means when people make quote – unquote “bad” decisions when they are faced with pressure from both internal and external circumstances, and I found that it gave me a sense of understanding for other people and that it also gave me some pretty constructively critical realizations about myself and how I tend to operate. You can listen via the link below: