Sharp Knives

Cooking experts consistently tell us that sharp knives are less dangerous than dull. With a dull knife, you have to press harder, leading to more risk of slipping and injury. A sharp knife works without effort, leading to gentler and safer cutting.

But sharp knives are scarier.

It’s a classic human error of judgement: the scarier-looking option is actually safer than the safe-looking one.

Where in your life are you choosing the option that only looks safer? What would it mean to choose the sharp knife instead?