Is a thinking model to get insight by turning a question backward, that is, by studying how to create non-X.
”It is in the nature of things that many hard problems are best solved only when they are addressed backward", the great mathematician Jacobi noted. Instead of thinking how can you be happy, ask how you can be miserable and avoid that.
In a graduation speech Johnny Carson, the legendary host of The Tonight Show, listed his prescriptions for misery:
Charlie Munger, the famous investor, added more paths to Misery to complement Jhonny Carson list:
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