How do you like it?

How do you like your experiences to unfold? You may not have considered it, but most people prefer having pleasurable experiences split up over time into segments. On the other hand, we prefer our painful experiences to be lumped together.

For example, it feels better to get $500 twice, in two distinct payments, than to get a $1000 payment all at one time; and it feels much better to lose $1000 all at once – than to lose $500 two times.

That’s how I like it.