Stop before you ruin things, part 2: a reader’s additions

January 7, 2016 by Joshua
in Awareness, Models, Visualization

Last week in “Stop before you ruin it: Math that improves your life,” I posted about not confusing behavior like this:


with this:


I gave examples of saturation: money and happiness, material stuff and happiness, nutrients and health, exercise and fitness, and time together and enjoyment.

A reader wrote in a few more examples. She specified the x-axis but not the y-axis, though I think you can figure out the dependent variable in each

  • Thinking too much (without doing anything)
  • Solitude
  • Drinking, Desserts, Hygiene
  • Watching TV
  • Organizing things, Cleaning
  • Doing nothing

I agree with most, from experience.

Can you think of others?

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