I am not a fan of loss. I have always been an optimist, but when I am experiencing a loss, I don’t want to lose it. I want to gain what I am losing.
That’s why people have different expectations of their own losses. We’re all a little less than optimal at some times. We all feel the sting of the loss of something we had once enjoyed, but it’s not the same feeling as when you actually lose something. We expect to lose something, but we don’t want to lose anything. We don’t want to lose our health, money, jobs, etc.
Well, if a loss means you are in the hospital or your job is on the line, then you are losing money. If you are in a car accident and are in a coma, then it is a loss. I guess thats why I feel like I should be more careful about how I use resources. I just dont want them to end up being a loss.
I think the problem is we tend to think of our expected losses as being more negative. However, the opposite is true. The more loss we expect, the more we tend to feel that we’re about to lose something. The more we think we’re about to lose, the more we expect to lose. The more we think we’ll lose, the more we assume we’re going to lose something.
I can’t believe I’m telling you all this, but it’s true. We tend to think of losses as being more negative, even though they can often be more positive. For example, after we get hurt, we tend to think we were going to be in pain for a long time, even though it’s likely we won’t feel pain for an extended period of time. We think we were going to lose something, even though we won’t.
This is just a small example of how we tend to think about losses, but not how we think about gains. The point is that it can be a good thing to think about what we expect to lose before we actually experience a loss. It can also make us overly optimistic about what we think will happen, and that is a huge mistake.
We know that we should minimize what we’re going to experience. If we’re going to lose, we’re going to have to think a lot more about it, because we’re not going to be able to make any kind of conscious decision about whether a loss will occur or not, or which way to fall.
When we think about losses in the future, we tend to overestimate what we have to lose, since we know how much we can lose. The problem is that when we don’t think about the expected losses, we don’t realize we have gains to anticipate. This can lead us to feel great about what we’ve made, because we think we would have done better if we’d done something different. This can lead us to make really stupid decisions.
This is a problem, because when we make stupid decisions, we wind up making worse decisions. It’s important to remember that the gains we want to attain (and do) are often contingent on the losses that are expected in the future. For example, I will lose $100 if I lose a job, but it might be better to lose $100 now and then gain $100 in the future if it means I can avoid losing the job I want.