Losing and winning

Like most, as much as I love to win, I hate losing more. (Social scientists also agree with this too.) And when we feel we are in a situation where there is no way to win, perhaps the better alternative is to make plays not to lose.

For instance, is a bad boss forcing you out of a job? Well, perhaps out the door, you make an appointment with HR so the next person doesn’t have to suffer.

Leaving a toxic relationship? Skip the part where you mourn for the time lost and get back on your feet.

There is no reason to be petty. At the same time, taking an “L” is hard on our egos. Perhaps, humbling. Perhaps, a teachable moment. And maybe there is a sliver of solace in there too.