No one likes asking for favors.
It’s uncomfortable & stressful.
We ask when the pain seems smaller than the problem in front of us.
So we ask.
We accrue the chance that they may ask us for a favor.
A small payment.
But there are hidden costs.
When we ask, we are also tallying a tab in our mind.
One etched deep in the monkey brain.
And it’s payment is objectivity.
You will develop a positive bias towards that person
The favor will color your view of them.
You’re actions will begin to drift from reality.
Simply because of a favor.
There are times to ask for help.
When the problem is too big.
But they’re rarer then you think.
Often, we trade discomfort for a bigger payment.
The payment of objectivity.