Hope you had a better weekend than me
It was not a good weekend. Without getting too much into it, there’s something about disappointment that’s particularly hard to bear.
Suppose I give you – totally randomly – $100 but there are two scenarios:
You don’t know me and I just randomly hand you $100 and tell you that I give out $100 to anyone I like that day and you’re that person. How do you feel?
You don’t know me and I just randomly hand you $100 and tell you that I just gave out $100,000 to the first guy I met, $10,000 to the second, $1,000 to the third and now $100 to you. How do you feel?
You feel different, don’t you? In Scenario 1, you’re elated. In Scenario 2, it’s a lot less so.
The funny thing is that the baseline transaction – me giving, you getting $100, unearned – is exactly the same.
What we expect of the world shapes our perceptions of what happens to us and those circumstances make things happy or sad.
It was not a good weekend.
On a slightly positive note, just put up my Facebook page for A Great First Date and already have close to 200 likes.
If you’re on Facebook, consider giving me a like?
Location: chained to my desk with a broken computer
Music: I’ve been thinking about you. How are you doing these days?
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