The Social and Environmental Perils of Magical Thinking

Magical thinking is the mentality described by an “excessive optimism” and an unwillingness to cooperate to solve a problem. Understandably, this is a detrimental mentality to have when faced with major crises like climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and habitat destruction. So how do we deal with people who think like this? Louise Fabiani suggests to avoid presenting possible solutions in an optimistic manner, emphasising instead the importance of people’s involvement towards solving these crises. Read full article here


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