Gain for two

Losing things is no fun.

I don’t need to explain why.

But here’s why it’s not so bad:

  • New home. If you lost it, someone else found it.¬†Exciting for them.
  • New thing. Go get yourself a new pair of sunglasses or baseball glove or cell phone. Exciting for you and good for the economy.
  • Things are things. Maybe you don’t need to replace it?

Sure, losing things that have zero value to the finder (your car keys) has few redeeming factors.

But for everything else, your loss is a gain for two.