In game theory and economics, a zero-sum game is a closed system in which one participant gaining means another must lose. Available resources are limited or finite- so gains and losses must add up to zero. In contrast, a non-zero-sum refers to situations in which gaining does not require someone else to lose. Resources are not limited. In other words, new resources can be tapped into or created.
In recent history, business has primarily operated with a limited resources, zero-sum paradigm. Competition, predatory behavior, and greed stem from this limited perception of resources. If there are only so many resources, we are left to compete for them or take them from someone.
Sometimes things we invest a lot into do not work out. Could be a project, an investment, a relationship, a business. The more personal resources we invest, the harder it is to let it go. To curtail our losses, we may invest more into it- only to lose more.
A friend of mine recently put money down on a place she was going to live in. It did not work out. She will likely lose some of the money she put down. But in order to avoid losing money, she is considering trying to make it work for a while- and putting more money into it. In business, this is sometimes referred to as sending good money after bad. After I tried to explain this perspective
Original sin is a paramount belief in Christianity and many religions of the world. It says that the basic nature of human beings is is morally flawed and full of sin. And that it is only through prayers and God's guidance and grace that we can manage this deficiency.
But what if the opposite were true? What if we are light, love and innocence on the inside and our moral flaws and deficiencies are wrapped around it like layers of an onion? And then after there are enough layers, we cannot access the love and innocence anymore. After a while we
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I, Michael Hoffman, am a licensed psychotherapist, teacher, and author with 25 years experience in counseling and teaching experiential workshops. I have maintained this blog since 2009, and my second book Natural Way of Being will published in 2019.
I offer in-person and video-conferencing counseling, intensive workshops, and online courses to allow participants to directly experience their natural way of being and the life they would have for themselves.