Die Now

A mood improvement technique I have been trying is quitting on a high point. If things go really well, call it a night. If things are as good as they can reasonably get, don’t wait for them to get worse, just take your win and leave. The two things you remember most of your experiences are the most extreme case and the last thing that happened; if you make them both the same positive event, you double-win.

: Zubon

Title reference: in Margaret Weis’s Star of the Guardians trilogy is the claim that the Greeks used this phrase to express “this is the high point in your life.” That is a bit more extreme than logging off.

4 thoughts on “Die Now”

  1. But… does this mean that if you have a bad night where nothing works for you you have to keep playing all night till you get an upswing?

    1. If you’re gonna play the game, boy, ya gotta learn to play it right.
      You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em,
      Know when to walk away and know when to run.

    2. Yes. And then you get more and more frustrated as sleep dep lowers your skills while it also makes you more irritable, and you go into a death spiral.

      Or you just cut and run at some point, maybe switch to a game that gives easier wins.

    3. More appropriately, I should note here that “if p then q” does not mean “if not p then not q.”

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