The Human Mind is NOT Like a Computer
The unfortunate byproduct of refusing to learn something is that you don't know what you don't know. In this particular instance, there is a choice which is being made to ignore the mental model which is being suggested by Daniel Kahneman, which I thought was important enough to teach to people that I sat there and typed the entire 50-minute transcript in. Kahneman received the Nobel prize for this work, and it has already been successfully applied to more than one discipline.
When you go out of your way to avoid constructing an accurate mental model for how people actually think, your mind is then free to make up any story it wishes, to yourself. (In fact, this tendency is a very important part of that system, and is therefore part of what we would otherwise be modeling!). By leaving a void in place where you could opt to put a model that is based upon actual observations of actual human decision-making, you are making a decision to refuse the opportunity to look at your own decision-making from a perspective other than your own.
You have arrived at an opportunity to learn a tool which can help you to reflect upon how you think. Knowing this information could drastically improve your ability to think clearly, and it would -- without a doubt -- improve your ability to relate your ideas to the ideas of others. Learning how the mind works is not a form of witchcraft. And neither will this model be at all like the simple story that you have convinced yourself of. And that is actually a very important part of the problem which the EU faces today: People are making sweeping assumptions about how the mind works which we now know to be completely FALSE.
And your choice at this point in time is to refuse that knowledge. What I am telling you is that this choice has enormous consequences for your own ability to come up with an idea which will be relevant to what is happening in the world of people. After all, the people you would be competing against ARE learning this model, and they already ARE using it to get you to do, buy and think things today. Right now, in fact. You don't get to opt out, unless you decide to move to a deserted island, or sit in an isolation tank all day long. If you learned the model, you'd very clearly see the reasons for all of this.
The world is not like a television. It doesn't happen TO us. We are a PART of it. If it seems to anybody here that you lack an ability to change the world, the reason is not because THEY are doing it to YOU. It's because YOU are refusing to learn the things which YOU would need to know in order to CHANGE IT.
That probably sounds rude to some people. I am probably crossing some sort of a line. You don't even know me. How would I know anything about what you are thinking?
Please stop wasting my time, and learn the model, guys. I should be working on the design right now, and instead I am here trying to convince you to watch a 50-minute YouTube lecture on a subject which, in truth, should interest you at least a little bit.