Archive for August 14th, 2009

Sometimes you get your most useful thoughts when you can’t write them down, which is annoying because they never seem to read so well when you try to recapture them later on. No harm in trying, though …

One useful thought was the application of a variation of the 80/20 rule to relationships. The idea is that if a relationship works to the tune of 80% and the person seems about 80% right for you, be content. It is not worth putting effort into increasing the 80%. If, however, the missing 20% seems so important a loss that it threatens to destroy the benefits of the 80%, then it is worth reviewing the whole.

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