Just for information on *Counterfactual Thinking*!!!!
*Have you noticed Sakshi (bronze medalist) was happier than Sindhu ( silver medalist) at the end of game*😳.
Its not an incidental finding but a proven fact in extensive research after studying reactions of silver medallists vs bronze medalists!
Ideally, silver medalists should be happier than bronze medalists… But, the human mind doesn’t work like mathematics.
This happens because of the phenomenon of *Counterfactual thinking*.
A concept in psychology in which there is human tendency to create possible alternatives to life events that already happened, that would be contrary to what happened.
Sliver medalist thinks ” *oh 😌 I couldn’t win the gold medal*.
Bronze medalist thinks *At least I got a medal*😀
Silver medal is won after losing but bronze medal is won after winning..
This happens daily in our life also…