Monday, July 16, 2007

Just a thought

As we become more efficient, our time becomes more valuable. That means our future time becomes more valuable than our present happiness. Which means that decisions that may shorten our future life (and decrease our future output) become less attractive. This is why higher-earning and better educated people tend to smoke less: they've got too much riding on their good health or they've invested too much in their future to jeopardize it. I think all of this can be generally agreed upon.
What I just realized today is that that means that prosperity and cowardice should be positively correlated. Or perhaps more diplomatically prosperity and caution should go hand in hand. You probably already knew that, but now you have that to think about today.

In terms of
Most successful bands' second albums
Robin Williams
Your dad

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