The Brain’s Magic Trick.
What if I gave you a choice?
An option to pick between three doors- and behind one of them, a million dollars.
If you pick correctly, you get to keep it. If not, well then you just leave home completely empty handed. Any mathematicians will tell you that when you first make your decision, you will have a 33.333333% chance of picking the correct door. A one in three basically. However, lets just say that since I’m the person giving you the privilege to win the million dollars, I know exactly which door has the money; and right after upon you picking a door, I open one door between the other two that you didn’t pick, revealing an empty one. Now, what’s left is two doors, the door you originally chose, and a door that may or may not be empty.
What if I then gave you an option to change your decision. Would you do it?
Normally, most people wouldn’t do it even though it would be statistically beneficial for them. The reason being because they let personal emotions or beliefs cloud their judgment; ultimately resulting in them being wrong, and leaving home with nothing.
Some believe their superstitious standpoint, reasoning that:
“since it’s my first choice, I should probably stay with it. It wouldn’t make a difference to change anyway.”
In contrast, changing their decision would give them a bonus 33.33333% probability of guessing the correct one, adding onto their original 33.33333%. Making their total probability of winning a whopping 66.66667%.
This is why emotions are nothing but useless biofacts that clouds our thinking. Being able to ascertain and suppress certain emotions such as hate, anger, fear, and even love can prove prevailing in the long run. No more depression, no more panic attacks, no more jealousy. No more sadness.
Such toxins will poison judgment. Keep this in mind next time you are feeling down. Suppress it. Oppress it. Repress it.
Emotions are just tricks and illusions of the mind.