it is much easier to strive for perfection when you are never bored.
We called this reliance on the ease of memory search the availability heuristic.
I eventually realized that the transgressions of politicians are much more likely to be reported than the transgressions of lawyers and doctors.
Social scientists in the 1970s broadly accepted two ideas about human nature. First, people are generally rational, and their thinking is normally sound. Second, emotions such as fear, affection, and hatred explain most of the occasions on which people depart from rationality. Our article challenged both assumptions without discussing them directly. We documented systematic errors in the thinking of normal people, and we traced these errors to the design of the machinery of cognition rather than to the corruption of thought by emotion.