Does Your Girl Fall into the Trap of Zero-Sum Thinking?

There’s a term in game theory known as “zero-sum thinking.” This mindset believes that if a situation benefits one person, that must mean it comes at a cost to someone else—in essence, if it’s good for you, it’s bad for me.

Does your girl fall into this trap of zero-sum thinking? Does she consistently play the “fairness game”? The parable of the vineyard workers in Matthew’s gospel makes it clear: there’s plenty of God’s goodness to go around, regardless of who might “win” and who might “lose” in a situation.

Encourage your girl to find out how she can be a blessing to others today, regardless of the cost at which that good deed may come to her. God’s goodness isn’t a zero-sum game, so spread His love bountifully!

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American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.