Two Systems of Thinking

There are two systems of thinking - System 1 and System 2. Consider system 1 as reactive, and system 2 as analytical. System 1 (Thinking Fast) is the intuitive, reactive way of thinking based on first impression and quick reaction. (Jumping to conclusion) and System 2 (Thinking Slow) is about reflection, analysis, and problem-solving.

We think that we are rational and analytical, but that's wrong. We use system 1 more often than system 2. In a way, feeling that we use System 2 more itself results from System 1 thinking. Analyze and you will know you are wrong ;)

System 2 only gets involved when we encounter something unexpected that System 1 can’t automatically process. System 1 is accurate at times. But it can make error due to BiasBias

Bias is a disproportionate weight in favor of or against an idea or thing, usually in a way that is closed-minded, prejudicial, or unfair. Biases can be innate or learned. People may develop bia...
Also, System 1 sometimes answers easier questions than answering the real problem

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    There are two main definitions for the problem,

    A matter, or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with and overcome.
    An inquiry starting from given conditions to...