Hal Hershfield, a friend of the podcast, recently had an adaptation from his book, Your Future Self: How to Make Tomorrow Better Today”, published in the WSJ.
We love this concept of “getting to know your future self” taught by Hal Hershfield, who studies the psychology of long-term decision-making, because it’s a lot like our philosophy of taking the long view.
One of Hershfield’s most well-known discoveries suggests that when people are confronted with their “future selves,” they experience an emotional connection that can influence long-term financial and ethical decision-making.
In a recent WSJ piece, Jason Zweig discusses two things to do when the stock market gets crazy. The article and Zweig’s advice are worth your time (and the tips should sound familiar).
What’s more, Zweig highlights some long view thoughts from recent podcast guest, Hal Hershfield.
“Our distant future selves feel like different people from who we are now,” says Hal Hershfield, a behavioral scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles, who studies how time affects people’s decisions. “It can become especially difficult to keep those distant selves in mind when there’s so many emotions in the present—in the form of temptation or fear.”
If you haven’t already, listen here to the podcast episode with Hal Hershfield.
Name a writer who consistently makes you laugh. Hard to do? Listen to this episode to hear from one of Matt Hall’s favorite writers, Jason Gay. Jason is the sports columnist for the WSJ. To us, Jason is so much more than a sportswriter – remarkable for skillfully being humorous, candid, and poignant, often at the same time. Click here to listen to the episode on Apple.