Posts Tagged ‘decision making’

Political madness: Decision making by American Jews

December 6, 2016

“Even after eight years of President Barack Obama’s efforts to create daylight between Israel and the United States to appease the Iranians and other Arab countries, and despite the extraordinary support for Israel expressed by all sections of the Republican Party, Jews still tended to vote Democrat. This contrasted sharply with Anglo Jewry, whose members defected in droves from the British Labor Party when it became anti-Israeli/antisemitic under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn.”

The title that I gave my posting this morning expresses very well my views of the political madness of American liberals. The quote from the internet about the British Jews who are switching their alliance from Labor to the Conservative as compared to American Jews who are not switching their alliance from the anti-semitic democrats to the pro-Israel republicans says it all. Liberal madness is a distortion of values afflicting naive Liberals. It is a character disorder that prevent people from making good decisions in political life. Looking at Jewish history in the last 2500 years I am afraid it’s possible that we have lost Israel twice, to the Assyrians and Romans because of liberal attitude. You see, liberals are people who never grew up. They may be 30 or even 50 but they think like kid, never taking responsibility for their defense, always relaying on others called “parental adults” to protect them!

American Jews, it is time to grow up, learn maturity from the fine decision-making process of British Jews. Lechaim!

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Dr. Kahneman said it all!

November 10, 2013

It is frustrating to me that I can’t reach you with 40 years of experience as a psychologist. You have become cynical about on-line information. I want so much, brother and sister, to help you to improve your lives that I decided to approach you through the only psychologist who was so knowledgeable that he “stole” the Nobel Price in economics in 2002 and woke up millions of well-meaning economists to look at their hate of psychologists (psychologists could not publish studies in economic journals for 70 years). I figured out that if you can’t listen to Daniel reaching you the whole thing is hopeless.  You are not what we call mind-full or brain-empty. You are much more unique than that. You are probably so brain washed internally that if you looked at your life 10 years ago you would see how it would look like 10 years from now. You live life of quiet desperation without realizing the full meaning of the word. Wake up!

Dr.Kahneman simply said that if you learn how to make decisions (System 2) your life would improve. If you learn how to assess the risk of making those decisions your life would improve even more. And, if you learn how to ignore System 1 while making those decisions your life wold improve the most. Now, get to work making the right decisions under risk in three ares: Your love relationships, your financial situations and your health.

Abortion!

September 24, 2013

I posted on gay marriage last week  and got wonderful comments about “my wisdom.” well, I am a 77 yo “shrink” with years of experience, but this issue about something more difficult to accept than gay marriage  – safe abortion – taxes my wisdom. There is no good answer here, but only the least of all evils.

With appropriate counseling, certain personalities can recover quickly from the emotional pain of terminating a pregnancy.  For these strong personalities I can accept safe abortion the first trimester in cases of rape, young age, incest, severe malformation, extreme poverty, no father, and no family support for the girl or the woman. Three months is enough time to decide, the fetus is tiny, not kicking yet and the emotional attachment is just beginning. Any safe abortion on the second trimester is accepted only in rare medical cases, and in the third semester to me abortion is unacceptable unless one likes a terrible guilt, sin feeling and a messy life!  There are a few situations in life where a decision-making with no risk is available, abortion in the first trimester is one of them, as long as it is done right.

Buy for use only, what a wonderful principle!

July 19, 2013

Every time you make a decision to purchase or sell something, you take a risk that sooner or later you won’t use it. Then come the “explanations” that make you feel that you didn’t  waste money. Did you? Yes, of course you did. This is what I call a life of quite deprivation. Do I live like that? I used to, but not today. I use everything that I bought, especially weight programs, swimming plans, etc., that is why I “buy” very few plans, ideas, explanations, etc. Do I leave food on the plate? Hell no, I use to teach in hospitals that it’s good….. today, “You took too much food, kid, eat it.” This principle is awesome. It builds happiness! It’s not about money, it’s about having a great life!