This is a simple one, but it’s a great one.
There’s an old adage: “Other things equal, the demand for a good tends to be more inelastic”. In other words, if you want something, you go after it and not some hypothetical person that you might want to see. If you want something and you don’t, you’re better off without it.
As another example, you would think that we would be more likely to buy a car if we were also willing to spend more on gas as well. But that’s not what happens. A car, like a person, will usually demand more than one person can afford.
Think about it. A person that wants a car can get one, but as soon as you try and purchase a car you are more likely to get a car. Or you can get a car, but if you also want a person, you will tend to get only one person. A car that is “other” feels like a lesser choice for anyone.
That’s another problem with having a car, particularly if you’re driving it, it’s less likely to be a car than a person. For example, you might want to buy a car because the more you drive the car the more you will get a car. As you drive the car, you know that it’s going to be a bit more expensive for you, but you won’t be able to get the car with you if you want to buy another car.
Another problem with having a car is if you only drive it for a short period, the car will have to be replaced. If you drive it for a long period, it will have to be replaced every five years.
So what about the time-cycle factor? It’s a bit of a myth that time loops like a clock. If you use a computer, you might run out of time-cycles. If you want your time-cycle to be a little less than it should be, you can go and look at your phone and check the time-cycle you use.
A lot of people think that time is a finite thing. I mean that’s why we have clocks. Time is a finite thing. Time is limited, so if you have enough time left, you can only use a finite amount. But if you have a lot of time left, you can waste every last second. This is called the “time paradox”.
Time paradoxes are the result of time-cycles that are less than what they should be. For example, if you were using a clock that was measuring time using a minute scale, you might have used up all the 1s you had left before it finally stopped. But if you were using a clock that was measuring time using a second scale, and had used up the 1s you had left before it stopped, you would also have used up the 1s you had left before it stopped.