Chapter XVIII: Rationality in Human Behavior

Assuming rationality is the foundation of human behaviour, we can model theories to generate future predictions. However, world reality confronts us to neglect sometimes this assumption. The individual will always make the best possible choice, as if it were a computer generated processor. What postulate can we infer from this fundamental theorem? Might we assume that this hypothetical, yet optimal idea is unattainable?This is a philosophical debate question: are all human rational behaviour based on rational axioms? Therefore, any irrational act is unintentional, or is it the opposite? Let us examine the effects of Rationality on a typical contemporary society.

First of all, what kind of inaccuracies people create?  Everyday life decisions, of course. Some are time-based, such as procrastination, lateness, staying up after nighttime, etc. Some are emotion-based: on purpose, such as anger, jealousy. (For a fact: thought can regulate emotions). Others, at lower intensity levels, are caused by an external stimuli, such as sadness, sorrow. Excitement, similarly, is also an interesting point to scrutinize.

Knowing those inaccuracies will benefit largely the following steps.

But Time is closely related to Rational thinking, cognitive process and emotional judgement. Why does an individual tries to fight instead of finding a mutual solution when facing someone he deems pugnacious? Subjective, impulsive act of hastiness. Theoretically, if this individual had 0.74352 seconds more, he could have made a better solution. Thus decreasing marginal fury will cause him to be more and more placid over time. We can therefore conclude that the consequences of opting an incorrect selection is much greater than the Willingness to reconsider an impetuous decision without any careful reflections.

This is the End of the Chapter.

Addtional Details:

Fact: If the time was an Enemy to conquer, we would hardly win the battle. Even with 7 487 673 094 people, Time would be the victor. Why? Because Time can run faster than anyone else in the Universe. Time has existed since the Universe was born, so even before that. The Earth’s fate depends on mankind. In mathematics, any variable in the Y axis given a possible function can reach upon Both sides of Infinity. Time can go beyond centuries and millennia, but it can never surpass the great doom of Infinity, for it shall be the Object of Reference for the sake of human’s understanding.

Also, the relativeness of time is crucial in our understanding of the principles of Logic. Staying seventy days in an lonely, isolated place might be equal to one year of schooling.  The great Einstein invented the formula of Relativity; for Time shall not depend on a same pack of individuals.

Human cannot predict time [to be correct, Time is a concept created by abstract humans to model reality], but can predict Nature’s Fate and their own. Trying to forecast financial activity of the stock market is one example that proves why it is with so much difficulty that humans cannot anticipate their own behavior with exactitude.


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