We cannot date someone or enter into a relationship with them without investing time, energy, effort and emotion. Granted we can be wise with our investment by doing our due diligence as opposed to cost cutting and trying to skate by on the bare minimum but whichever way you slice it, relationships including the ones that never see the light of day because they go bust before they take flight and the ones wheee it becomes clear that each party wants different things, take investment. Some of us invest blindly, going all-in because we mistake intensity for intimacy. Some of us invest regardless of code amber and red warnings telling us otherwise because we become fixated on the goal of achieving what we want without caring enough about how we get it and the damage we incur en route or following the achievement. Some of us invest because we on some level hope that the other party will feel obliged to reciprocate , neglecting to recognise that directly or inadvertently trying to people please someone into giving us the relationship we want is shortcode for guilting them.
How people really decide whether to date you: The cost-benefit analysis of love.
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We put our egos at stake each time we ask someone out. We put our free time at stake each time we accept a date. But economics can help! Since economics is the study of individuals making choices, the economic way of thinking can be used to understand many of the dating and relationship situations you may find yourself in. When a date is less appealing than studying Revealed preference is the concept that actions speak louder than words. Now, some will argue that this interpretation is too strict, but think of it this way — does the person you want to date actually have to study?
The most engaging lectures will draw parallels between monotonously technical subject matter and the observations of a thought-provoking, intellectually curious third eye, enabling a deeper conversation with oneself that leads oneself to refer to oneself, as "oneself" which inevitably leads to run on sentences. Managerial accounting, seemingly, is not one of those classes. While the name, in and of itself, sounds infinitely boring, it's actually the accounting for normal people like me.
They seem to make good sense to us. So why learn about arguments that are unsound? The sunk cost fallacy occurs when people irrationally continue an activity that no longer meets their original expectations. But why would anyone do this?
Know what you mean. I live in Portland, but have traveled down south when fires have sent smoke into Medford/Ashland, so dense the outdoor theaters at OSF had to be closed for the sake of patron and performers health.