Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Presentism (pre-zen’-tizm)
The tendency for current experience to influence one’s views of the past and the future.
Note: before you sell a car, its value to you (as owner) and potential “loser” of possession of that car, is high (as is often the case, loss is weighed more than gain) — then after you sell it, “why, I would never pay $__ for THAT car !” When the roles are changed, the outlook and evaluation (assessment of value/ worth) changes entirely.

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