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Efficiency Makes us Fragile

Total efficiency constrains us. We become highly invested in maintaining the status quo because that is where we excel.

However, innovation is a threat and change is terrifying. Being perfect at something is dangerous if that is all you can do.

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Inefficiency Allows for Change

Inefficiency forces us to develop other traits that give us the flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances.

Leave aside the fear of new challenges. Leave aside the fear of not being the best. When you put yourself in situations where you aren't the most skilled, you learn and...

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Inefficiency

Many times we feel the pressure to adapt perfectly to our environments, not to waste our time and to maximize it.

Inefficient does not mean ineffective, nor lazy: You're a bit messy and use more energy; you might make mistakes and try new things. You develop flexibility and adaptability,...

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Common Explanations for Status Quo Bias

These explanations are all irrational for preferring the status quo:

  • Loss Aversion: When we make decisions, we weigh the potential for loss more heavily than the potential for gain.
  • Sunk Costs: We continue to invest resources like time, mone...

Attachments Are The Enemy - Day 109

  • There is only one thing that causes unhappiness. It's attachment. Attachments to a specific person, place, time, job or a lifestyle.
  • Attachments are what make it so hard to accept change. Once we have them, we don't want to let go. We become slaves to maintaining the status quo.

I Already Know Everything I Need To Know

I Already Know Everything I Need To Know

This sounds like a pretty dangerous assumption. However, what it sounds like is someone who has decided to stop growing. Till now many things have been changed, but you have to observe the change and learn to accept it. It benefits us to approach life believing that no matter how smart we may be,...

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