Saturday, 5 February 2011

How long-term thinking enables simplification (Part 3 of 4)

In the short term, randomness can be pleasurable, but very soon, problems begin to appear:
  1. Money is wasted in useless purchases.
  2. The motivation to develop specialized skills is missing.
  3. Entertainment becomes an end it itself and turns quickly into boredom.
  4. Projects that require long-term efforts are abandoned or not undertaken at all.
  5. Erratic behaviour leads to loss of credibility.
  6. Maintenance tasks are neglected or ignored.
  7. In the absence of a proper perspective, excessive risks are taken.
  8. Contradictory desires lead to paralysis.
  9. Past decisions cannot be explained or justified.
  10. In the absence of strong convictions, one cannot connect deeply with other human beings.
To be continued in Part 4


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