If you've ever lost a job, or been through a separation, or failed an examination, you'll understand that the after-effects can be painful and disorienting. However for some portion of those who experience these disappointing outcomes, unforeseen chances will arise.
In this episode of Choiceology with Katy Milkman (), we look at the occasional benefit of being forced to give up a career, or a relationship, and even a favorite route to work.
Kassia St. Clair () brings us the story of William Henry Perkin (). As a boy in 19th-century London, Perkin had actually set his sights on a career in chemistry and medication. He committed his time and energy to the search for a treatment for malaria, which was a growing problem around the globe. Regrettably, he stopped working in his quest, however his failure unlocked to a surprising brand-new discovery that changed an entire market.
Kassia St. Clair is a design reporter and the author of The Secret Lives of Color ()..
Next, Annie Duke () signs up with Katy to explain how occasions like a shutdown of the London train system, or the COVID-19 pandemic, can in some cases emerge brand-new and previously untouched alternatives. She likewise discusses how our identities can be involved our choices, blinding us to options that might really serve us better.
Annie Duke is a speaker and decision strategist. She's likewise the author of How to Decide: Easy Tools for Making Better Choices ()..
Lastly, Katy describes that while giving up on crucial tasks, relationships, or practices may not always be the very best option, the behavioral bias of escalation of dedication can trigger us to experiment and explore insufficient in life.
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