[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