Lottery thinking | Seth’s Blog

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Sarcastically sufficient, lottery pondering is a persistent drawback.

Lotteries of all kinds seize our consideration and alter our agenda.

A lottery is an nearly random occasion, a longshot, one which guarantees to alter your life (for the higher if it’s a cash factor, for the more severe if it’s medical, and so forth.).

The easy and speedy nature of the end result is a vital a part of the lottery’s energy.

Getting hit by lightning, discovering the right job, having a djinni grant three needs–these are all lotteries.

We spent billions of {dollars} protecting liquids out of carry-on baggage for no rational purpose. It was merely a destructive lottery, one which momentarily bought the general public’s consideration after which grew to become a part of a story about management.

There’s a mismatch between how vivid an final result is and the percentages that make that final result seemingly or essential to our day by day plans. Excessive media consideration plus sudden change plus low odds are inclined to focus our minds greater than the alternative.

The issue with lottery pondering is that it takes us away from occupied with the persistent stuff as an alternative. The pervasive, constant problem that can reply to dedicated effort.

 

PS related apart: The opposite day I used to be handed by somebody who was headed towards me, at excessive pace, in the course of the road. He was on an electrical skateboard. He had on a face masks, in fact, nevertheless it was askew. He wasn’t sporting a helmet and he was vaping, all on the identical time. Go determine.

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