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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
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Reading for the 2nd time. Most recently started October 21, 2019.

This book is completely all about showing how we're not thinking what we're thinking but it's somehow influenced by external stimuli. It's shows several bugs in the human reasoning. It shows that just tweaking some variables in the environment might affect our decisions. It shows how dependent we are on our environment. I wonder, is all of our thinking just a response to our environment? Are we just super complex automatons designed to respond to external stimuli without our own free will? At first I was curious about the content but after a point it got boring and I just went through it without much curiosity. I guess that was because in some chapters, the book is too focused on describing trivial heuristics. I liked the concluding part of the book which went on to give a high level view of the content presented in the book. Overall it was a very informative book densely packed with information in every chapter. I would recommend this book to anyone who is curious about psychology. But I would also recommend reading the notes of the book instead of going through the whole book if you're not that serious about psychology.
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Reading Progress

March 24, 2016 – Started Reading
March 24, 2016 – Shelved
March 24, 2016 –
page 50
10.02%
March 24, 2016 –
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11.96%
March 28, 2016 –
page 130
31.1%
July 22, 2016 –
page 250
50.1%
August 11, 2016 –
page 296
59.32%
August 11, 2016 –
page 369
73.95%
August 12, 2016 –
page 448
100%
August 15, 2016 – Finished Reading
October 21, 2019 – Started Reading
October 25, 2019 –
page 50
10.02%

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