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Willful Blindness

Aging will get us all, unless you subscribe to some futurist views where those born today may live forever...but knowing that we will age and be likely to live longer than our parents, why do we inherently avoid making the decisions we need to make in order to prepare for longer lives? Why do I continue to say that "tomorrow" I am going to commit to a new lifestyle in order to justify the ice cream in front of me? Why am I letting my future self deal with the consequences of my present self's actions?

It's given a name in this book, Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril by Margaret Heffernan and I am looking forward to learning more about recognizing the phenomenon in myself AND creating ways to address them today so my future self can be happier and healthier!

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