What Frogs in Hot Water Teach Us About Thinking Again

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  • What Frogs in Hot Water Teach Us About Thinking Again

    Posted by Rachna on May 11, 2023 at 9:51 am

    Summarize: The concept of a frog in a pot of boiling water is that it will jump out right away, but if you put it in lukewarm water, and then slowly heat it up, the frog won’t survive. The frog’s big problem is that it lacks the ability to rethink the situation. It doesn’t realize that the warm bath is becoming a death trap- until it’s too late.

    Humans might be smarter than frogs, but our world is full of slow-boiling pots. Adam Grant, in this video, talks about the importance of rethinking situations and why we aren’t able to do so in most situations of our lives. He talks about the concept of “escalation of commitment to a losing course of action”- where you make an initial investment of time or money and then find out that it might be a bad choice, and instead of rethinking it, you double down and invest more. To prove to others that you’ve made a good decision. Sometimes, he says, we tie ourselves too prematurely to our identity, and can’t think beyond that.

    Article Reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIlgTBmiov0

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