Default and Intended Futures

David Nicoll, Ph.D
7 min readApr 3, 2022

An examination of the impact tiny habits, both bad and good can have on our lives.

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Jim is fed up with his job. Maybe even his life. “Deeply discontented” is the way he puts it.

Try as he might, Jim can’t fix his discontent. Mainly because, he says, he’s too ashamed of his ingratitude to talk to anyone about why he’s discontented.

David Nicoll, Ph.D

I’m a dad, a reader, writer, and thought partner for individuals looking to improve their lives. My passion is learning and meeting this century’s challenges.