Podcast episode: The “Dunning–Kruger effect” shows that people who are unskilled and incompetent often tend to overestimate their abilities. The problem with not being good at something is that you don’t know just how bad you really are. There’s something to be said for not thinking of yourself as “above average”… such people tend to be a bit more honest with themselves.
When you stop and think about it, you and I have a lot of expectations for today… and how well reality meets our expectations seems to have enormous sway over our emotions. In this podcast we ask, Are we our expectations?
As I prepare to relaunch my podcast here on jamesshelley.com, I have consolidated and archived all of my past podcast productions below. These are here for posterity, I suppose. And to aid in the on-going diminishment of my ego: there is little else more humbling than listening to your former self say things with confidence.
Old Podcast Episodes
- Rewiring the Homo Sapiens
- When Philanthropy Kills
- Creative Impetus, Digital Canvas
- The Occupy Success?
- Compassion is an Exit Strategy
- Capacity and Passion
Inventing a Planet Episodes (Even Older)