Category Archives: Bible

The Bible is the one book you want to have in your library and in your mind. We talk about it in this category. For more, see WiseBible.org.

Who needs a reason?

James Clear mentioned today the 1977 copy-machine study, where social scientists experimented with people cutting in line at the copy machine. When they explained their action with the word “because,” permission jumped from 60 to 94 and 93 percent. The actual reason why didn’t matter, since in the second case the statement made no sense. But both “because” statements worked, for people like to have reasons for what they do. Read More