This is my blog for topics of general, Jewish interest, named for the magazine I launched in 2005. I have additional blogs for other areas. Follow on Twitter or on Google+ under Ariella Brown. Please note that comment moderation is on, which could keep your comment from appearing right away.
What does it mean? It's a term used by Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational. In this video, he talks about what economics taught him about marriage -- nothing -- and the motivation of marriage --irrational. and dating the decision to marry and have children. that observation. George Bernard Shaw pointed that out in his play Man and Superman. Far earlier than that, Chazal observed that if not for the yetzer hara [inclination to follow one's impulses --rather than a rational plan] a man would not marry, start a family, etc.
Visit my site www.kallahmagazine.com -- not just for kallahs. You can also see posts at http://www.examiner.com/x-18522-NY-Jewish-Bridal-Examiner