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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
Like other family members at our holiday gathering, I received a large box of See's candy for Christmas. As long as I can remember, I've dipped into assortments by trying to eat the ones I believe I'll like least first, saving the most promising for the end. Sometimes I guessed wrong, but the impulse to go from worst to best was a constant. This time, though, I did the exact opposite, seeking to begin with the best. In the allegory that is my life, the decision seems momentous. The next thing you know I'll be insisting that the Cal Bears are going to make their free throws.

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_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: December 27th, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Jet does this same thing. "first is the worst, last is the best". If we have *any* sort of variety pack of anything, he goes from least favorite to most loved. Which I find to be the much more profoundly correct way to do things. He always has the lovely journey ahead of him. Myself? I gobble my favorites right away and then spend the rest of the time bemoaning that "all I'm left with is..." (or, you know, I *would*, if I was the type to spend time bemoaning anything.)

But, I've been watching Jet's strategy for years now and have been contemplating trying it myself as a forced behavioral change. :)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 27th, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
See, here I was thinking that I'd made progress and you go and convince me that my old way might actually be better.

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