An exceptionally beautiful piece. It’s all about losing. How we will lose roughly 200’000 things over the course of our lives. How the meaning of «to lose» changed over time, from minds to hearts, to everything. And how this all is connected to losing a loved one.
File under: Questions you never bothered to ask yourselves. And the answer is more multifaceted than you might think (also, remember this as a conversation starter: «While the UN has regulations about littering in space, the rules may not apply to human corpses.»)
Humans are notoriously bad at understanding probability – and as a consequence make bad, unreasonable decisions, both in experiments and in real life. When you’re in a hospital, you better hope your doctor knows a thing or two about probability. This excellent piece goes deep on the issue (and serves as a reminder that you should read Kahneman’s «Thinking, Fast and Slow» if you haven’t already).