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ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Today we have Dr. Gleb Tsipursky on the podcast. Dr. Tsipursky is passionate about promoting truth, rational thinking, and wise decision-making. He is a tenure-track professor at Ohio State, serves as the volunteer President of the nonprofitIntentional Insights, is a co-founder of the Pro-Truth Pledge, and the author of a number of a number of books, most notably the #1 Amazon bestseller The Truth Seeker¹s Handbook: A Science-Based Guide. He is currently working on a book on relationships and cognitive bias.

In this interview we discuss:

  • Gleb’s humble worldview
  • How humans are not adapted to evaluate reality clearly
  • “The backfire effect”
  • How to make better choices aligned with reality
  • When should we rely on our gut?
  • How we so often fall prey to the “fundamental attribution error”
  • Ways we can recognize the thinking errors that prevent us from seeing reality more clearly
  • How friends can be the enemies of wise choices
  • The irrationality of political decisions
  • The importance of differentiating between the truth and personal values
  • How Gleb derives his personal values
  • Why people lose so much money in the stock market
  • Why you don’t want to invest in a mutual funds
  • Why the mainstream media be careful when they criticize conservatives
  • The one thing Trump got right in Charlottesville
  • How to convince your enemies to collaborate with you
  • How Gleb escaped the darkness of mental illness through his rational approach to living
  • How we can protect our happiness against emotional traps
  • Gleb’s “Pro-Truth Pledge” (https://www.protruthpledge.org)
  • How you can live the life you want to live
English
United States
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