Book Club (Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely): Chapter 13…

Thoughts in order while reading the chapter… 

People’s monitors are probably still on when they take an office pen… they are taking them on an on needed basis for work related purposes, they are able to justify it… to take a full box wouldn’t be as needed… 

  • Could be what a lot of people are thinking anyways… not that I don’t get the point he is making. 
  • Not that there aren’t people taking pens for unrelated work reasons as well… 

It’s kind of funny to think about a student deciding to go all in on cheating and give himself a 100… then just completely defend it… Just saying, “Aced it”… 

  • Funny in a spoof kind of way 
  • Not funny in a sociopath kind of way… 
  • To say that a spoof of this study could be humorous… 
  • I am happy that honesty is important to the majority of people! Especially when it becomes a part of them… 

Sad to hear about the state of affairs in professionalism. Definitely speaks to a larger cultural problem… a nation gone to hell, or at least on its way… 

  • In regard to lawyers… my personal opinion on defense lawyers, if you know your client is guilty and you are helping them get away with it, in the eyes of God you are an accessory to the crime, a getaway driver… 
  • Many lawyers tend to think the worse the crime they can get a person off for, especially if they are obviously guilty, the better for business… very sad and disheartening… 

A good portion of the problem in my opinion is desperation, greed, and taking God out of the World… Also, just a lot of bad advice in general… we have certainly lost a sense of community as well… a cultural collapse indeed… 

  • I could go on… sure there are probably an infinite amount of reasons we have started our decent into chaos… broken families, abuse, bad role models, etc… 
  • In my head, I think the world is doing much better now and working together more than any other point in history… starting to feel like one team working towards common goals… A big family I should say, A “Giant Eternal Family”…  (would make a nice blog post title!) 

Not much from me this week… was more just reading along and taking it all in… 

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