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Same As Ever by Morgan Housel

How strongly I recommend this book: 8 / 10

Date read: January 15, 2024


This book’s key theme is that in an unpredictable world there are still things one can find that remain the same over the years. Morgan says that “Predicting what the world will look like fifty years from now is impossible. People will still respond to greed, fear, opportunity, exploitation, risk, uncertainty, tribal affiliations, and social persuasion in the same way is a bet I’d take.”

Morgan then dives into each one of those topics and provides examples in history when human’s have surprisingly had the same responses. This is an excellent book on human nature and psychology that I’m sure I will revisit time and time again.

Favorite Quotes and Chapter Notes

I went through my notes and captured key quotes from all chapters below.

P.S. – Highly recommend Readwise if you want to get the most out of your reading.



Hanging by a Thread

Risk Is What You Don’t See

Expectations and Reality

Wild Minds

Wild Numbers

Best Story Wins

Does Not Compute

Calm Plants the Seeds of Crazy

Too Much, Too Soon, Too Fast

When the Magic Happens

Overnight Tragedies and Long-Term Miracles

Tiny and Magnificent

Elation and Despair

Casualties of Perfection

It’s Supposed to Be Hard

Keep Running

The Wonders of the Future

Harder Than It Looks and Not as Fun as It Seems

Incentives: The Most Powerful Force in the World

Now You Get It

Time Horizons

Trying Too Hard

Wounds Heal, Scars Last


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