The Illusion of Rationality: Why Our Common Sense is Not So Common


It’s possible that we eat out of boredom, or shop to alleviate stress. Perhaps we run to escape from ourselves, or give; in the hopes of receiving more. Some of us buy things to pretend to be someone else, and others pretend to listen only to prepare to speak next. We often speak to impress, throwing empty words around as if they hold weight.

We like to think we’re rational, using common sense, but these are just wild assumptions!