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Leadership and Compassion

Professor Dan Ariely | 15:48


So a guy goes to his mother and he says, mother, after 40 years I finally decide to get married, and the mother is so happy. She said, I would love to meet your future wife. Please bring her over for a Friday night. . The guy said, great, I'll bring her over. And then he says, you know, mother, in the last three years I dated three other women.

Why don't I bring all of them for dinner? And let's see if you can guess, which is the one I'm going to marry. . The guy is excited, the mother is excited. Friday night dinner, he comes home with the four women and the mother starts interrogating them. Look the first, the second, the third, the fourth. She goes back and forth, back and forth for an.

At the end of the hour, she points to one of them and says, this is the one. This is the one you're going to marry. And the guy is just shocked. He says, mother, how well you know me? How well do you understand me? He said, I love all of these women. I admire all of those. I'm friends with all of them, but this is the one I'm going to spend the rest of my life with.

He said, what gave it away? What was the skill, the attribute, the characteristic that made it so clear to you that this is the one? So the mother looks at him and she. It's the only one I hate.

So I want to talk a little bit today about, about trust. And the first comment I want to make is for us to think about how much trust we actually have in society. We don't pay much attention to it, but trust is incredibly I. And we actually have a lot of it. Earlier in the day, I left my backpack on that chair next to that young lady in the red dress, and I said, would you watch my bag?

And how many of you have done this before in an airport when you said to somebody, watch my bag, I'm going to the bathroom. What you're really telling them is, if you want to steal my backpack at some point. This is the ideal time.

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