We all make mistakes; it's part of human nature. But there are some mistakes that we keep making over and over again. How do we explain this? Can science provide an explanation? This video by The Atlantic explains the psychological reasons why it’s so hard not to keep repeating mistakes. It turns out that it has more to do with how the brain is wired than with a lack of discipline. In attempting to understand where we went wrong, our brains create “mistake pathways,” ruts that we get into when we try not to make another misstep.
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[Source: The Atlantic via YouTube.]