I’m a great believer in learning something new. I got a private pilots licence and then a commercial licence between 2000 and 2010 and I’ve been learning Dutch for the last five years. But now, Wired has given me a good reason for it: it helps me make more rational decisions. The article reports:
A series of experiments on more than 300 people from the U.S. and Korea found that thinking in a second language reduced deep-seated, misleading biases that unduly influence how risks and benefits are perceived.
These guys ran interesting experiments and the results are encouraging. Check it out. What do you do to make better decisions?