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Things that are a waste of time

On my walk last night, thought of a few things

    1. Complaining

    For longer than a few moments, or a day, at most. Other than venting, what do you gain? If you don't like something, do something about it or move on.

    2. Jealousy

    Lusting for what other people have is a fool's errand. It will never end. Be happy for someone. Be grateful for what you have. Other people are jealous of you. Often times we think we really want something, then when we attain it, it isn't what we thought it would be. It doesn't fill the void.

    3. Gossip

    Talking poorly about others seems like a form of pulling people down. Everyone is odd. Everyone has low moments. Don't pile on. If you know someone who gossips often, they will be talking poorly behind your back, too.

    4. Hindsight Bias

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindsight_bias

    Everything seems easy after the fact.

    5. Comparison

    "It's the thief of joy."

    https://www.cnn.com/2015/10/27/health/comparing-yourself-with-peers/index.html

    Comparing can be motivating, but make sure to run your own race.

    6. Revenge

    If you think you got the short end of the stick in something minor, just move on. Living your life to "get even" is not good for your well-being.

    7. Hedonic Treadmill

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedonic_treadmill

    Figure out what's enough, for you.

    8. Pleasing everyone

    You can't do it.

    9. Playing the lottery

    I still do this now and then and it brings me great joy to think "what if?"

    10. Judging others

    "Don't throw stones in glass houses."

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