The most powerful assumption is an economic theory.
We’re going to talk a little bit about assumptions in some of our later posts about this topic, so I’m not going to get into it here. I know I really like this topic, and I’ve talked about an assumption many times. I think it’s incredibly useful, and I know that many of you have read my posts about assumptions, so I thought I’d share.
As a general rule, the more you assume something is true, the more you can rely on it, the more likely you are to act on it, and the more likely you are to get what you want out of life. In a sense, this is the basis of the “Law of Diminishing Returns.” If you assume something will happen and it doesn’t happen, then you’re less likely to change your mind.
An assumption also is a good thing because it allows us to think about many things we don’t like or think might happen. For instance, if the game is based on a number, then well be less likely to change our mind if it’s based on a number, but if it’s based on a number, then well be more likely to change our mind if it’s based on a number.
Its also a good thing because the number of assumptions made in an economic theory is infinite. We can easily think of a number of assumptions that will eventually lead to a result that we dont want. For instance, if you assume one thing causes two other things to happen, its always going to lead to our feeling our life is miserable.
A good example of this is the idea that if you assume that a person is nice, then their bad qualities will disappear. In fact, this is one of the main assumptions people make when they assume that an individual is “good.” We are often very good at making assumptions, so we think we are.
The problem with this is that assumptions are almost always wrong. If you assume that a group of people are good, then if any individual member of that group is bad then they will disappear.