The End-of-History Illusion

How much of your planning for the future depends on you being right about what you think you want?

Here’s the thing: your goals and desires will change over time. So will the world around you.

The End-of-History Illusion is an idea that I read about in The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel, and it conveys how easy it is to imagine that what will happen in the future will fall within the bounds of what has happened in the past.

That’s simply not true.

In the video above I sketch out that core idea, as well as a few additional ones like the high water mark fallacy and sunk costs, while reflecting on how those ideas have showed up in my life and what they have to say about my new office space and video format!

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