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Saturday, May 7, 2016

The Winner's Curse: An Elegy for an Unknown Colleague

...some cognitive dissonance, followed by a remembrance of someone I never met.

I've done some dumb shit in my day and I'm sure that's not going to stop just because I am allegedly an adult or whatever; in fact, dumb shit might become more frequent if I progress career-wise, and have a bit more disposable income than before.   Inevitably, these episodes are due not to a callous disregard for a presumed outcome, but a childish obliviousness to the farthest-reaching ramifications of my actions.  In short, I get excited, and I don't think it through all the way.  I am the very definition of Seemed Like a Good Idea At The Time.

Quite possibly these things number in the millions, but in the interest of getting to the point, here is a list of the top 3 dumb things I have done, in descending order of magnitude of dumbness: