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5 Great Things With Unexpected Downsides


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Just a little reality check on some of the advice PandaWhalers enjoy most!

I've met people who live in the "future perfect" tense described below:

While motivation to change in a positive way is a great thing, wanting to become a better person actually makes you more likely to lie… especially about whatever you’re trying to improve. For example, let’s say you really want to become a better runner. If someone asks you what your best 5k time is, you are more likely shave a few minutes from your actual best time. And you probably won’t feel bad about it, either, because in your mind what you are saying will be true at some point in the future. This “eventual truth” doesn’t feel icky because you’re pretty sure it won’t always be a lie.

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