Spaced repetition roughly models how facts fall out of memory depending on when you rehearse and how frequently you do. Feels similar to leveling up your character in a video game.
I feel like there is a similar feeling dynamic around motivation for a new idea.
When I have a new idea, I'm excited. If I capitalize on this feeling, research more, and find the idea has legs, then it feels like I level up the motivation to explore the thought.
While reading through the ribbonfarm archives, I've been chuckling at how many times @vgr manages to throw shade at the term "global citizen." I feel like there is a story behind this.
A few examples attached. lmao