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    • deephdave
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      2 weeks ago

      Asking for things is almost always an asymmetric bet. The expected cost is near zero — you risk only a rejection (net zero) and a small amount of personal discomfort. In contrast, the upside is not only nonzero, but often very significant. There’s therefore only one rationale choice; to take the bet. Timidness was a trait I’d benefit from unlearning.