Bad Behaviours

Bad behaviours are kinda funny. We know we shouldn’t be doing them, but we keep doing them. We think we might be the exception to not be affected by it. Or we think too short-term to NOT know of its effect.

For instance there are a lot of scammy businesses in tourist locations because they don’t have repeat customers. Contrast that to a businesses in a city or a suburb that optimises for service and repeat customers.

Local businesses understand that you cannot hack your reputation.

And I see this pattern with personal habits as well. You cannot hack your way to a fit body or a state of being. You have to work on it for a long period of time.

Bad behaviours is rooted in short term thinking

It’s kinda natural to do self-destructing things because we’re not wired to think to 10,20,30 years.

This insight is something I heard in this episode of The Knowledge Project.