A scarcity mentality is fear-based ultimately, and the product of a learned, limited possibility perspective. Intellectually, this makes rational sense. This mentality says “protect what’s yours; minimize risk; play it safe.” Emotionally, this is hard as hell to reconcile rationally because this mentality also says “you’re stuck in a rut; you’re going nowhere; you’re limited.”
And these sentiments all run contrary to the universal human needs for fulfillment and contribution, among others. Ultimately, the lifetime costs tallied from the paralysis of choosing a scarcity mentality run deep and wide. Choose differently.