5 Subtle Patterns of Reality

Nicely ingrained in most aspects of our lives

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  • Observations made by some really smart people
  • Nicely ingrained in most aspects of our lives

1. Pareto’s Principle

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  • 20% of your apps that you use 80% percent of the times.
  • 20% percent of your vocabulary you use 80% of the times.
  • 20% of your personality that you reveal 80% of the times.
  • 20% of those memories that you keep going back to.
  • 20% of the keys you use 80% of the time on your keyboard.
  • Those 20% of your friends that give you 80% of the friendship 🤍
  • Reasons for the 80% of your suffering.
  • Those 20% of your life decisions (like college, marriage, occupation etc) that’ll effect 80% of your life.
  • 20% of _______ causes 80% of _______! . (Be creative!)

2. Matthew’s Law

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Rich getting richer and poor getting poorer is also an example of Matthew’s effect.

3. Law of Impermanence

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When we start to understand the nature of impermanence, our tendency to cling to outcomes and expectations will begin to diminish.

4. Murphy’s Law

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“If something can go wrong, it will.”

  • You always find something in the last place you look.
  • A shortcut is the longest distance between two points.
  • The chance of a slice of bread falling butter side down is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet.
  • The other queue always moves faster.
  • Anything good in life is either illegal, immoral or fattening.
  • Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate.
  • Anything you try to fix will take longer and cost more than you thought.
  • Whenever you set out to do something, something else must be done first.
  • If anything simply cannot go wrong, it will anyway.

5. Lindy Effect

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  • While picking books to read.

“Books that have been around for ten years will be around for ten more; books that have been around for two millennia should be around for quite a bit of time, and so forth.”

  • Choosing which stocks to buy.
  • Choosing your grandma’s wisdom over the Know-It-All economists & journalists.
  • Look around you for Lindy approved items like chair, table, wheels etc.



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