Friday, October 14, 2011

The Basic Basics



This
post at Cultural Offering on decision fatigue sparked several thoughts. One, of course, was on the huge role that fatigue plays in our lives. If at all possible, we should avoid making major decisions when tired. You can see top management teams that start making "unforced errors" simply because they are worn out.

Another thought related to a remark that Dennis Prager once made about the need to study the importance and impact of boredom. We can wander into new territory because we are bored. The results may be good, bad or neutral but I'd suspect that most are bad.

This in turn leads to the question of what other commonly overlooked items deserve more attention. Envy, pride, indifference, rivalry, ambition, and comfort quickly come to mind. Think of how each can boost or erode careers and happiness.

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