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The following 3 books will help you make decisions, see the world from a Pantheist point of view and finally, teach you a few tricks on the psychology of judgment. 

 

The Decision Book
50 Models for Strategic Thinking
Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler
Profile Books

“Some years ago, we were struck by the sudden realisation that we found it hard to make decisions. Not only big, life-changing decisions, but everyday ones, too: what to buy, what to wear, which music to download, what to order at the bar. So, we went in search of models and methods that would help us to structure and classify, analyse, and weigh up options – in other words, that would help us make decisions.”

The result of this research is in this book.

 

Elements of Pantheism
Second Edition
Paul Harrison
Llumina Press

“Do you feel a deep sense of peace and belonging and wonder in the midst of nature, in a forest, by the ocean, or on a mountaintop? Are you speechless with awe when you look up at the sky on a clear moonless night and see the Milky Way strewn with stars as thick as sand on a beach?
When you see breakers crashing on a rocky shore or hear wind rustling in a poplar’s leaves, are you uplifted by the energy and creativity of existence?

Finally, do you find it difficult to imagine anything more worthy of your deepest reverence than the beauty of nature or the power of the universe?
If you answered yes to these questions, then you are almost certainly a Pantheist.”

 

The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making
Scott Plous
McGraw-Hill Inc.

“There was once a Jewish tailor who had the temerity to open his shop on the main street of an antisemitic town. To drive him out of town, a gang of youths visited the shop each day, standing in the entrance and shouting, “Jew! Jew!”

After several sleepless nights, the tailor finally devised a plan. The next time that the gang came to threaten him, the tailor announced that anyone who called him a Jew would get a dime. He then handed dimes to each member of the gang.
Delighted with their new incentive, members of the gang returned the next day, shouting “Jew! Jew!”, and the tailor, smiling, gave each one a nickel (explaining that he could only afford a nickel that day). The gang left satisfied because, after all, a nickel is a nickel.

Then, on the following day, the tailor gave out only pennies to each gang member, again explaining that he could afford no more money than that. Well, a penny was not much of an incentive, and members of the gang began to protest.
When the tailor replied that they could take it or leave it, they decided to leave it, shouting that the tailor was crazy if he thought they would call him a Jew for only a penny!”

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