For us, for some strange reason, the sense of loss is much more powerful than the sense of gain. If you compare the intensity of emotion, sadness we feel when we lose $ 5 is much greater than the pleasure we get out of winning $ 10.
“I just don’t know what is going through his mind!!”,
“I can not understand what’s the big deal in wearing that dress from last summer!!”
We all have gone through the exasperation of dealing with a teenager. Or if you are a teenage, dealing with the adults!!
They don’t seem to get us, and more importantly we don’t seem to get them.
As it turns out, there’s a perfectly plausible reason for them behaving the way they do. For this we need to understand a bit about what is going inside their brain… so brace yourself!! The following are the six points with which we can pretty much explain why teens do the things they do.
Answer lies in fallacy called ‘Wishful Thinking.’ Every single person in this earth suffers from this. We find the comfort in this make-belief world even with it is most idiotic and downright illogical.
Even the people who are highly educated and who take pride in their ability to think logically and rationally suffer from this misconception.
When Amy Winehouse died in 2011, I remember a friend asking me in a hushed voice “Do you know Amy became the latest victims of the ‘curse of 27’?” Naturally puzzled, I asked him to elaborate… turns out, there is a thing about famous singers dieing at the height of their career, interestingly at all the age of 27. The list goes like: Robert Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and many more… all died when they were 27… wow.
You and somebody else (we’ll call him Jim) joined the organization same time, both of you are similarly qualified and currently in the same position. After the review, there were three possible options. Which one of the following would be the most desirable option for you?
A. Your salary is increased by $1000 while Jim’s increment is $ 500
B. Both yours and Jim’s salaries are increased by $ 1200 each
C. Your salary is increased by $1500 while Jim’s increment is $ 2000
If you are one of the people who thinks you are a logical person, your order of preference should be: C, B & A. After all, higher raise the better, isn’t it?