It's a good video, I recommend it.
I'd go a step further than the economist there - I recommend you completely ditch the word "fair" from your vocabulary. As in, remove "I only do fair deals" or "This is unfair" or "I try to be fair."
The problem with the word fair is it's completely subjective and almost never adds valuable information to conversation. It's a hazy word that gets in the way of constructive discussion.
Thankfully, it's easy to replace it with more precise phrasings - you could replace "I only do fair deals" (which is meaningless) with "I only do deals that I'd be happy to take the deal from the other side" - which is much more clear about how you evaluate what's "fair" or not.
You can replace "This is unfair" with something more constructive - like, "I'm underpaid relative to people who produce less than me who also have less seniority - I'm going to draw up a proposal for my boss to give me a raise and also for me to produce even more."
See that? That's constructive problem solving, instead of just complaining.
And "I try to be fair" - just scrap that. What's fair? Fair is subjective, and adds no valuable information.
Fair/unfair seems to be more about trying to get knee-jerk emotional reactions instead of doing clear thinking and finding solutions. It's more about trying to rally a crowd instead of fix and improve things. That might be fine for demagogues, but I'd encourage you to clearer thinking - whatever your complaint or position is, there's a way to phrase it while adding more precise and less subjective information. Lay your case out - fair/unfair is subjective and pretty useless for constructive discussion.
What's cyclothymia? It's a mild form of the docs used to call "manic-depression," but which they re-name periodically. Cyclothymics can actually function decently well, and as such often don't know they've got it. If you cycle through highs and lows, are particularly artistic, or that describes someone you love, then read this post in full and please comment with your own experience. I'm still learning, myself.
AN INTRODUCTION TO CYCLOTHYMIA
Knowing the term "Cyclothymia" would have been very helpful to me a few years ago. This essay is plain English and, if I've done a good job, might help people who associate with a cyclothymic relate better to them, and might help a cyclothymic manage themselves better and produce better.
I'm against the "medical-ization" of life. We need medical terms, but we need to be able to explain things in plain English without labeling. Labeling, by definition, drastically simplifies.
Cyclothymia is simple at its roots, simple enough for a plain discussion without medicalization. Here's how it works for me -
A common question, indeed - "I don't know what I'm doing with my life, can you advise something?"
Well, perhaps I can. I got a nice email from a reader, and I wrote a long reply. If you're in a hurry, skim down to "Okay. So here’s my thoughts" which is where the pragmatic guidelines start - I'll bold it so you can start there, if you like.
First, I'd like to say that I've really enjoyed reading your blog. It has so much insightful and enlightening material that I've gone back to reread and try to really absorb some of the ideas you have. I've been meaning to contact you but I felt a bit intimidated, to be honest. I'd really like to hear your advice.
I'm about a year removed from high school, attending community college and I've just been floating around, doing general education courses and I've yet to really decide on a major. I don't really have any particular talents or strong interests in one field or another.