Chot recommended me to read books by this author, when we were discussing about Islam. I started with “Blink”. Finished my first reading. I have to read a book more than once to understand the gist. But here is what I gather reading the first time. Maybe, I will understand better, the second time reading this book.
Below is my personal understanding and vision on this book in a “blink”.
a) It is about how we make decision. Split moment or prolonged decisions? We judge the book by the cover?Is it wrong or right? My conclusion, if we understand how we THINK and ACT, we can control our JUDGEMENT. It is not about RIGHT or WRONG. It is about how we can be BETTER.
b) Now I know, in my younger days, when I am angry, I “lost” control of myself. Said or done things at the spur of the moments. Things that I would not have done or say, if I am “normal”. Now that I understand, about “loosing” my mind, I will consciously control it. Doing it repetitively will make it sub-conscious. After twenty one days, it might be stored “forever” in the unconscious mind.
c) Do we need more or less information, before making decision? I understand well, anything taken to the extreme does more harm.
d) All along I knew we used our brain 100%, not a mere 5 or 6%. The power of conscious, sub-conscious and unconscious mind. God given tool for all of us to use it effectively.
e) “Thin slicing” or split second judgement is what we do unconsciously. Read this book, and be aware of our own unconscious mind.
We are all guilty of being prejudice, even when we think or say we are not! This book will introduce you to your other “minds”.
Note: One of my classes, “Ilmu Mengorat Modul 1” is about our basic communication style. There are four major and minor components. It is a guide to understanding our self. “Blink” is another guide in understanding our self, from a different perspective.