It's one of those labels when thrown at you often leads to a fight. The label, "You're being irrational." Well, as it turns out, sometimes being irrational is a good thing.
A lot of very successful people can point to those so-called irrational acts that led to their success—think about how some of those so-called "irrational" ideas were explained to the non-believers or "rational ones"
Think YouTube: "You're going to just let people post their own videos on the internet?"
Or, Twitter, "You're going to let write whatever they want on the Internet but they they can only have 140 characters, huh?"
We learned a lot about irrational behavior and how it influences our lives in Dan Ariely’s book, "PREDICTABLY IRRATIONAL." In it, the author showed us how irrational behavior influences every part of our lives- from how much we’ll pay for coffee to what caused the global finance crisis.