by Brian Shekeloff
The presupposition of scarcity results in behavior that predicates the very scarcity it seeks to avoid. 'Not enough to go around' leaves
you in a position where, even if you have abundance, it seems in your
best interest to limit your rate of consumption and reduce your pleasure
by consuming in secret so that others are not tempted to participate in
your good fortune.
If you are personally experiencing shortage, your anxiety to attain and your resentment of others who have what you lack only serve to
effectively exclude you from gratification and provide you with further
evidence that life is fundamentally an unfair proposition. If you reduce
the outflow of good you will correspondingly reduce the inflow.
Consequently, if you're short, give; if you're broke, spend; if you're lonely, befriend somebody; and if you don't understand all this,
explain it to someone.