Who can I blame for this?

Here is a bit of philosophy to assist in rapidly finding someone (else) to blame : “Huey, Dewey and Louie.  You stand accused of a grievous crime.  What do you have to say for yourselves?” “Yes, I did it,” said Huey.  “But it…

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Hot-cold-empathy gap

Have you ever asked yourself this: How can I control myself when I feel the irresistible need to break my rules about how to invest in the stock market? That question pertains to the “hot-cold-empathy gap”, where we say to ourselves in a calm…

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Don’t worry, be …

protect your portfolio with Put Options

… Hmm, I don’t know how that header should be completed. Do you?  No? Then, let’s find out together. In my opinion, the standard saying: “Don’t worry, be happy” seems to be too simplified because not only do I doubt that one can be happy all the time, it also would…

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The Curse of Knowledge

knowledge vs wisdom

Yes, that’s right, you have read the header correctly. Because if you know something, you can’t appreciate what it’s like not to know it. And this is when better-informed people encounter problems thinking about problems from the perspective of their less-informed…

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My Dopamine determines risks of mine

dopamine molecule

Have you ever wondered why you can become revved up and an exuberant risk taker, when flying high, or hesitant and risk-adverse, when cowering from your losses in the stock market? We have the impression that it is our deliberative mind that makes the most important decisions in…

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NOW

Do it now

I realise now that NOW is the only time that exists, although that truth about time took me a while to comprehend. Our life, you see, is about a series of moments in time, but we often live these moments hoping to improve a future moment—to have a better…

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Do you want to predict the future?

I beg your pardon? Did you just answer with a Yes? That is great, because that proves that you are human and/or a human being. Did you know that the human being is the only animal that thinks about the future? We—human beings—think about the future…

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