Have you ever noticed the little voice in your head?
Every human who has learned to speak a language has a little voice in their head. Thinking is possible only because of that little voice.
Most people can’t rethink the way they think. So they keep thinking with the same patterns.
That’s a premise of Think Like a Freak, the most recent book by the authors of Freakonomics —a book that aspires to help people improve how they think. The first piece of advice is simple to state, but hard to retrain your brain to do.
Change is inevitable and constant, but that doesn’t mean we’re good at accepting it.
In fact, we’re pretty bad.
Most change is imposed against our will, and that’s unsettling. As kids we cope with change pretty well, but as we age we get stuck in ruts.