Why We Stay on the Train

How thinking about the future puts constraints on the present

What Is The Status Quo Bias

The Train

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The Cost of Getting Off the Train

This confidence that our present actions will result in a desired outcome is another fallacy called the illusion of control. Of course it is always possible that we will reach that desired outcome, but there may be alternative routes that we don’t explore or exogenous factors we didn’t consider.

But what do you do if the train no longer seems to be traveling towards that destination, stops for maintenance, or if you’re just not enjoying the ride as much as you thought you would? Do you get off?

Choosing To Ride

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