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Mindf*ck Monday #20: When wanting something is better than having it

Mindf*ck Monday #20: When wanting something is better than having it

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Anyway… uh, every week we cover three new and interesting ideas, hopefully to make you a slightly less awful human being. This week, we’re talking: 1) lottery tickets and happiness, 2) the paradox of getting what you want, and 3) some thoughts about calendars.  

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1. Why the Lottery Makes People Happy - Hundreds of millions of people all over the world play the lottery each week, making the game just as popular as it is financially stupid. Unlike casino games such as Blackjack or Roulette, your average expected return for playing the lottery is roughly 50 cents for every dollar spent. As Ambrose Bierce once said, “The lottery: a tax on people who are bad at math.” 

But, people like the lottery. …

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