Wednesday 04/23/201412:00pm-12:30pm - NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts
Dan Ariely / Who Put the Monkey In the Driver’s Seat?
One of the challenges of human life is that what is good for us right now is often not what is good for us in the long term: Dieting for example is not so much fun now, but good for the future, saving is not fun now but good for the future… medical testing, procrastination etc. When we face such tradeoffs we often focus on the short term rather than our long terms goals and in the process get ourselves into trouble. But wait! There is hope. By understanding where we fall short, there are methods we can use to overcome our natural (and less than desirable) inclinations.