This book is for anyone who has said, “I will be able to’t consider I did something that stupid!”
Nobody wakes up in the morning and says to themself, “Today, I think I’ll do something in point of fact stupid!” Yet on a daily basis, smart people do stupid things. No one must be taught how to be stupid—it’s a part of the human condition. Apparently that we’re all born with the capacity for stupidity.
Luckily, many of our bad decisions can also be understood and prevented if we be aware how our brain works and how it controls our emotions. Why Smart People Do Stupid Things is a fun explanation of how parts of our brain hijack our thinking and lead us down unfortunate paths. Dr. Stass also explains ways we will be able to re-program our brains to stop making the same, dumb mistakes.
Dr. Stass explains how our fight, flight, freeze and fornicate instincts can take over our rational brain leading us to make bad decisions. He provides simple exercises to help re-train the brain so we will be able to break these patterns.