Of the principles we learned this year, I believe the idea behind "Occam's Razor" will stay with me the longest. It can be applied to every question in life, especially the rare but important ones. In the near future I will be presumably overwhelmed by a plethora of major questions, most of which will be life changing. I think if I can effectively use Occam's concept, I will be able to reassure myself in the decisions I make. One interesting thing about this concept is that we use it more than we know. Probably for insignificant events such as ordering food at a restaurant or choosing which shampoo to buy, but it's there. I had heard of Occam's Razor before taking this class, but I was never able to identify it in my own life, or even know when to use it. The reason why I think this is a good idea to retain from Psy 1001 is because I would not have needed to learn the concept or memorize the concept to use it, given that it has been subconsciously used my whole life. Not only will I remember this idea in 5 years, but I will in 20, 50, and hopefully many more!
My Future With Occam's Razor
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