The perceived attractiveness of a task depends on the perceived repulsiveness of the other tasks before you.
Category Archives: Aphoristic hypothesis
Generalisation temptation: The motivation or ‘temptation’ to generalise a very limited number of examples (even one) to a ‘fact’ about reality for egotistical purposes. For example – so as to feel knowledgeable, to reduce uncertainty, to impress others with your knowledge, to increase one’s confidence in making negative judgments about people/groups and so feel superior etc.
He who believes what he can’t see, often can’t see what he doesn’t believe.
He who never admits to being wrong, never becomes aware of his need to be right. No self-awareness without vulnerability.
Worry expands to the problems* available
* Or: ‘work’
Something absolutely terrible could happen, and you worry. Fortunately that thing doesn’t happen. You are convinced that after that – nothing small will bother you any more. You are not going to ‘sweat the small stuff’.
A few weeks later – you are in a situation where something slightly serious could happen (but not in any way ‘terrible’). Nevertheless you find yourself worrying quite a lot anyway.