[Question] how has this forum changed your life?

Hello! I am totally new here so please bear that in mind in the event I commit faux pas! I’m a writer who has written a LOT about rationality and when rationality eludes us. These are books like So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, Them, The Psychopath Test and The Men Who Stare At Goats, among others.

I don’t know if this question has been asked elsewhere, but I’d love to know: has learning to be more rational impacted your everyday lives, in small or (perhaps more interestingly) BIG ways? Have there been occasions when you’ve put these skills (perhaps learned at a workshop) into practice in your domestic or work lives and the ripples have been surprising/​consequential in positive or negative ways?

I’m thinking of writing about what happens when a person learns to be more rational, hence my question.

Hope this is the start of a wonderful thread!

Jon Ronson