Last week, using the example of how a tinted window fooled me into thinking it was a gloomy day, I explained how belief drives emotions and actions. In my case, my belief was that I was going to get wet and that made me feel anxious so I ran (action) out the door and into the parking lot. Since my thinking was faulty, so were my feelings and behavior. I may have looked odd running out of the sliding doors that day, but there was no real harm done. But what might be the impact of stinkin' thinkin' if the stakes were different? For instance, let's use the example of a husband and wife talking about how to spend some discretionary money.