quotes tagged with 'beneficial'

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Author: Ben Franklin , Source: Resources for Science Learning Saved by AmandaBlue in wealth health moral wise beneficial productive selfdisciplined 5 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficial the greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.

Author: Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, Source: 1928Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government experience understanding beneficial encrocahment zeal louisdbrandeis 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Why is prioritizing so difficult? In the abstract, it doesn't sound so tough. You prioritize important goals over less important goals. You prioritize goals that are "critical" ahead of goals that are "beneficial."
But what if we can't tell what's "critical" and what's "beneficial"? Sometimes it's not obvious. We often have to make decisions between one "unknown" and another. This kind of complexity can be paralyzing. In fact, psychologists have found that people can be driven to irrational decisions by too much complexity and uncertainty.
...Tversky and Shafir's study shows that uncertainty--even irrelevant uncertainty--can paralyze us.

Author: Chip Heath & Dan Heath, Source: Made to Stick --pp.35-36Saved by mlsscaress in uncertainty goals decision prioritizing critical beneficial paralysis complexity 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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