“An old philosopher once said, ‘The whole world will beat a path to the door of the man who builds a better mousetrap.’
“Well, it’s very funny, you know, it’s very remarkable that he used the word mousetrap. And it’s—would be much, much better for our purposes had he said, ‘The whole world will beat a path to the door of the man who can mock-up a better problem.’ Do you follow me there?
“If you want to get rid of some problems in a psychotic environment, then rig out some more problems so that their attention comes off the other problem. Your problems can be sane problems. All you have to do is dream up the bigger problem.”
“There are no exceptions to the rule that everybody likes to be an exception to the rule.”
Author, Charles Osgood
Your action for today is to look for a recent time where you have asked for special treatment. What was your basis for doing so?