Treat Them By Their Track Records

Source: Bet On It
by Bryan Caplan

“What exactly is a track record? It is the sum of everything good and bad that I know you’ve ever done. Every good thing you’ve done is a mark in your favor. Every bad thing you’ve done is a mark against you. If I barely know you, one rude remark will probably keep me from ever getting to know you better. If I know you well, however, no specific thing you’ve done has much effect on how I feel about you, how I treat you, or how I ought to treat you. As Kahneman admonishes, ‘Nothing in life is as important as you think it is, while you’re thinking about it.'” (03/07/23)