Posts Tagged ‘behavior’

“Apply Magic Sauce is a website that uses some of the random nonsense from your e-mails and social media accounts to generate a psychological profile of you… The Facebook data reveal what people actually do when they are unaware that their behavior is the subject of research.” -The Crux from Scientific American

“When we look at the world and try to make some sense of it, one of the most basic and crucial distinctions we all make—usually with-out even realizing it—is the difference between purposeful action versus mindless behavior.” -Robert Murphy

“When we look at the world and try to make some sense of it, one of the most basic and crucial distinctions we all make—usually without even realizing it—is the difference between purposeful action versus mindless behavior.” -Robert Murphy

“A purposeful action is performed by a conscious being with a mind, who is trying to achieve a goal. Mindless behavior refers
to motions in the physical world that are the result of “mere nature” and not the intentions of another thinking being.” -Robert Murphy

“Getting money without working for it is probably more often a detriment than a boon to civilized behavior….  But Bell [Clive] is completely mistaken if he thinks that free money alone, handed out to the mob, will bring a more enlightened, more literate, and more sophisticated society.  Instead, it will make us poorer in every way – economically and socially.  And culturally.  It will be a disaster.  It’s work, challenges, and struggles that give meaning to our lives, not money.” -Bill Bonner

“How do you do the thing you want when you don’t ‘feel’ like it?…  Don’t wait until you ‘feel’ ready.  Change your behavior skills, act.” -Mel Robbins

“All human behavior is predicated by thought.  Creativity begins with thought.” -Nelson Nash

“Research firm Dalbar publishes an annual study on investor behavior called the Quantitative Analysis of Investor Behavior (“QAIB”).  Every year since 1994, the QAIB has compared stock market returns over the previous decades with returns earned by real investors.  The result is always the same: The market beats the investor.

For the 30 years ended December 31, 2015, the S&P 500 returned 10.4% per year, on average.  Equity mutual fund investors earned an average return of just 3.7% per year.

To make plenty of money in stocks, you must behave better than the vast herd of investors.  A single behavior – refusing to sell at market bottoms – would have multiplied profits nearly tenfold.” -Dan Ferris

Rational Mind?

Posted: December 31, 2015 in Thought for the Day
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“The human mind has the ability to rationalize any behavior!” -R. Nelson Nash

Human Mind

Posted: August 14, 2015 in Thought for the Day
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“The human mind has the ability to rationalize any behavior!” -Nelson Nash