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Why efficiency is dangerous and slowing down makes life better | Psyche Ideas

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We worship efficiency

We often see efficiency as good and inefficiency as wasteful. Economists teach us that increased efficiency improves our standard of living and make our lives better.

However, too much of a good thing has the opposite effect. Some motivation produces excellent performance while too mu...

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Some inefficiency can be seen as an insurance policy.

Year after year, if you don't get into a car accident, you may think that you have 'wasted' money on insurance. But insurance enables us to be resilient against problems that could overtake us. To be prepared, we need ...

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In the face of radical uncertainty, instead of asking which option will give the best results, we should be asking which option will provide us with good-enough results under the broadest range of future states.

Instead of maximizing return on investments, we should be...

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