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Here’s what we’ll cover today:
Mental Model: The Scarcity Paradox.
Insight: Building Patience.
Quote: Quality of Decisions.
Question: Balanced Living.
Visual: Where Will The Next 1000 Babies Be Born?
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| Mental Model
The Scarcity Paradox
The more available something is, the less we want it.
What’s scarce is deemed valuable, what’s abundant is deemed worthless.
In reality, utility doesn’t always follow scarcity.
Abundant pleasures can be our most valuable pleasures—and vice versa.
Patience is a skill that can be developed.
Challenge: Reflect on a recent situation where you struggled with impatience. Write about how you could have approached it with more patience.
Example: Waiting in line, dealing with difficult people, or learning a new skill.
Zat Rana, writer and thinker, on the art of decision-making:
"In the end, what matters is not the number of choices you make, but the quality of the decisions you ultimately commit to.”
How can I create more balance between my personal and professional life?
A Visual I Enjoyed
Have a wonderful Wednesday, all.
Until next time,
| P.S. — My Weekly Picks
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