Most of my working hours are spent making transactions. I go through my day trying to accomplish little missions. It gets a little strange though when that involves getting other people to buy from me. I start seeing people in terms of how well they can transact with me. In modern American life, we are bombarded constantly by people who want to transact with us. In the transaction world, it is all about how much can we gain from every second of every encounter. Since this mindset is ingrained in our culture, I wonder if this model has begun to influence our decisions in general - for example how we choose our jobs, relationships, and the places we live. If so, I wonder if a different level of analysis would be helpful to put alongside our current way of thinking.
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