The Downfall Of Snap Judgments

The Downfall Of Snap Judgments

The Nightcap

Nightcap for November 5th, 2018


“If you make decisions based upon people’s reactions or judgments then you make really boring choices.” – Heath Ledger

Judgy McJudgerson

There’s a popular old adage goes something like this: “to assume makes an ass out of ‘u’ and ‘me.'” It’s both metaphorically and phonetically brilliant which is probably why it is used so often.

The thing is: whether accurate or inaccurate, assumptions are pretty necessary for helping us make quick decisions that we don’t normally have time to analyze. From what we eat to which route to take to who we are going on a date with – all of these decisions are predetermined based on assumptions we make; judgments encoded in our DNA, thought processes, and overall behavior.

And while important and part of our primitive makeup, making hasty assumptions can actually detrimentally cloud our judgment and significantly complicate an otherwise easy solution.

Here is a video on why predetermined assumptions can get in the way of our best judgment and how to avoid making those mistakes in the future.

To Date or To Not Date A Conservative

A few weeks ago, an article pointed out the social injustices and persecutory upheaval that many white men feel they are confronted with in today’s society.

And while 99 percent of people laughed at such a gross misstatement, further evidence would show that they may be correct – at least when it comes to dating.

According to this article published by Vice, men that identify their political leanings as conservative have found it significantly harder to get dates.

In all fairness. Vice didn’t compare these claims against any of these young men’s height, attitude, living situation, scent, manners, or a plethora of other things that might dissuade a woman from wanting a second date with a man.

However, it would be safe to say that voting for Trump might be a rather huge “lady boner killer” and could be influencing a single man’s ability to get ass.

Best Friends Challenge with Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel and Jimmy Fallon try to guess Justin Timberlake’s responses to a series of random questions in a competition to see who really knows him best.

Watch the clip here