..in the last decade, dairy products and cow feed became globally traded commodities. Consequently, modern farmers have effectively been forced to become fast-paced financial derivatives traders.
Each time we make one of these new discoveries we are putting our hand into a big urn of balls and pulling up a new ball—so far we’ve pulled up white balls and grey balls, but maybe next time we will pull out a black ball, a discovery that spells disaster. At the moment we have no good way of putting the ball back into the urn if we don’t like it. Once a discovery has been published there is no way of un-publishing it.
The psychologist and professor of cognitive neuroscience reveals the benefits of positive thinking – if grounded in realism – and why some of us may be genetically predisposed towards pessimism, but can overcome it.