368. Irrational households

I come from a rational household. In fact, when I was growing up, I had no idea this was a thing. I assumed, as you would expect, since we all tend to project our own normality unto others, that all households were rational. What I mean by that is that they were places in which decisions were taken on the basis of rational thought built on the available information, also knowing that this information may be incomplete. I have since, as I have moved through life and met others, discovered that this is not the case, and that there are also irrational households, places where decisions are taken on a wishful understanding of reality, on impulse or so called intuition, without regard for facts or available information. Of course, these households will have much worse outcomes, as their failure to interpret reality will impair the decision making, perfectly fitted to a World that does not exist. Rationality must be the best resource a family has to plot a successful course for its members

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