Action Bias

In new or shaky circumstances, we feel compelled to do something, anything. Afterward we feel better, even if we have made things worse by acting too quickly or too often. So, though it might not merit a parade in your honour, if a situation is unclear, hold back until you can assess your options. All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone, wrote Blaise Pascal. At home, in his study.

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