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Gurwinder Bhogal is a programmer and a writer. Gurwinder is one of my favourite Twitter follows. He’s written yet another megathread exploring human nature, cognitive biases, mental models, status games, crowd behaviour and social media. It's one of the best things I've read this year, so I just had...

Gurwinder Bhogal is a programmer and a writer.

Gurwinder is one of my favourite Twitter follows. He’s written yet another megathread exploring human nature, cognitive biases, mental models, status games, crowd behaviour and social media. It's one of the best things I've read this year, so I just had to bring him on.

Expect to learn how bad things can sometimes feel better than good things, why people die on the hill of opinions they've only just begun believing, why intelligence plus ideology is a nightmare, how comedy can be a troll's last line of defence, the biggest lesson I learned from Joe Rogan, why regret minimisation should be a priority, why authoritarians lose sight of rationality and much more...

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Extra Stuff:
Check out Gurwinder's Substack - https://gurwinder.substack.com/
Follow Gurwinder on Twitter - https://twitter.com/G_S_Bhogal
Gurwinder's new MegaThread - https://twitter.com/G_S_Bhogal/status/1545510413982474253
Adam Mastroianni's post - https://experimentalhistory.substack.com/p/underrated-ideas-in-psychology
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00:00 Intro
01:20 Bespoke Bullshit
06:35 Ideology Makes Wise People Stupid
10:46 The Fading Affect Bias
16:58 Naval’s Razor
21:42 Poe’s Law
26:48 Chris’s Biggest Insight from Rogan
33:54 The Nova Effect & Modern Complacency
53:16 Apatheia
1:04:23 Regret Minimisation
1:12:36 Howard Hughes Syndrome
1:22:33 Deferred Happiness Syndrome
1:27:37 Does Beauty Cause Prejudices?
1:35:43 Alder’s Razor
1:45:56 Where to Find Gurwinder

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