Weekend Thoughts - 8.5.17

   Image  by  bernissimo , courtesy of  Creative Commons  licensing.

Image by bernissimo, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Happy Saturday y'all! Below, I have rounded up some things for you to think about this weekend:

1. All's not well in the world of Bitcoin. A recent community feud split the cryptocurrency in two—the original Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. At the core of the argument was the decision of how to handle the increasing amount of transactions that Bitcoin needs to handle to continue growing. Bitcoin Cash may or may not stick around for the long haul—this will be one to keep an eye on.

2. Confirmation bias is the phenomenon in which humans seek out evidence to confirm what they already believe, while ignoring information that would discredit those beliefs. As a way of countering that, this article suggests an exercise that we can all do that will have us assessing our thoughts, beliefs, and more so that we can work to become the best version of ourselves that we can possibly be. Give it a try!

That's all for this week's edition of Weekend Thoughts. Until next week, keep thinking wilder.