According to this idea, we have two distinct selves, the one experiencing things in the moment (experiencing), and the one that remembers them and creates stories about them (narrating).

The issue is that the narrating self (which is the one who’s responsible for decision-making), does not remember experiences too well, rather it simply averages the peak of an experience with its ending. These misconceptions lead the narrating self to often make decisions that go against our interest and make us suffer more.

This difference seems to resemble the difference between our Ego (narrating self) and our consciousness (experiencing)

Created on: 2020-09-05 Inspired by: Book - Homo Deus - Yuval Noah Harari Topics: Psychology | Decision-Making | Cognitive Bias | What is the Self