Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Too Much?

It is easier to tell when there is too little than to determine when there is too much. 

"Too little" can produce immediate adverse effects but the problems fostered by "too much" may not be noticed for years. [In many cases, they won't be noticed at all.]

We live with the assumption that it is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. That clever line assumes that there are no serious drawbacks to having it. If we look closely, however, negatives may be lurking. 

A child who grows up in a family in which everything is quickly provided by others may, in fact, be deprived when compared to a child in a family where pennies must be watched, self-discipline is demanded, and chores are mandatory. 

A large team with a huge budget may lack the creativity, flexibility, and hustle of a smaller underdog.

Less can provide an advantage but it is hidden beneath the more.

[Photo by Content Pixie at Unsplash]

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