“These charts show who you’ll spend your time with across your lifetime.”
A wild beast, a god… or just aging:
Time with friends, colleagues, siblings, and children diminishes over the course of a lifetime. The older we get, the person we spend the most time with is the one we see in the mirror.
That’s the conclusion of a recent, fascinating analysis of data from the American Time Use Survey, an annual census by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics of how Americans spend their hours…
As we wince at Sartre’s observation that “if you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company,” we might send courteous birthday greetings to Giovanni della Casa; he was born on this date in 1503. A Florentine poet, diplomat, and inquisitor, he is best remembered as a writer on etiquette and society, especially for his famous 1558 treatise…
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You have not even started a thing and you’re thinking about the result!:)
The Zeigarnik effect is based on an experiment by a Russian psychologist, Bluma Zeigarnik in 1927, after seeing a strange thing in a coffee shop in Vienna: the waiters only remembered the commands that had to be served and they had not been paid. After a customer left the café, the waiters actually forgot what had been served
In 1982 Kenneth Mc Graw made another test based on the Zeigarnick Effect. His result was that almost 90% of the participants remembered things they had not finished.Well, the Zeigarnik Effect explains a simple phenomenon that happens in our minds. We remain connected to things that have begun and are not over.
Very good! … until it’s not that good 🙂
Because this Zeigarnik Effect can be used by third part manipulators to keep our minds busy with things/situations left unfinished. For example in television Zeigarnik effect is used very often. Remember the situations or the series in which the beautiful :)…(Hose Armando, Juan, Fernando, etc.) :)) died but in the last sequence appears a miraculous clue that makes you believe they’re alive. And you remain with your mind there until the next episode, or:…:)) Rambo 1, Rambo 2, Rambo 3… Rambo7 ….. Rambo is back … and the list can continue indefinitely…
Most of us continually postpone things because it seems to us that what we have to do is too hard, or we’re afraid of failure, or we just do not know where to start.
But the Zeigarnik Effect tells us that our mind is made to want to finish things up.
So the solution to do what you have on the list is to … Start.
Start anywhere, just… Start.
Appetite comes with eating, mood comes with working!
I know from the experience that it’s hard to change a habit, it’s hard to change yourself, not because you can not, or because you have no resources, or because you miss something … No!
The main reason why people change hard (although they live every day frustrated by the unfinished things, the things not done, started… in the head) is that it is much more comfortable to lie to yourself than to admit that you are in a Big shit!
Eventually it is said that the truth will set you free :)) but first, you will get angry as hell!
But do not forget “Life’s a journey, not a destination!”
We, humans, are a very bourgeois species, we are quickly upset with each other, and we are going through very hard, or … it is possible to remain upset for eternity. (That’s not what happens to dogs, for example … :)), they only live this moment.)
When people get upset, they turn their backs, they run away from you, they do not talk to you anymore for hours, weeks, years … or, as the case may be, in this life, or in any other possible life from another parallel universe!
It is true, we are all born with tendencies, but how can it be explained that a single word perceived in that place in our head can trigger so many attitudes, so many reactions in our body, so many facts.
How can a word, (as Dr. Christian Andrei say), alter your blood pressure, alter your corticosteroid level, bloat you with adrenaline?
So back to “Why are you angry with me?” :))) Because we are educated so..(more precisely, conditioned!),
Why I talk about cats and especially about Schrödinger’s cat ( particularly, as his cat demonstrates something about quantum theory) well, very simple 🙂 because, by analogy, Schrödinger’s cat demonstrates something in human behavior as well.
In 1935 Erwin Schrödinger conducted an experiment in which a cat remained in a box for an hour. Together with the cat, there is an ampoule containing a deadly poison.
In this hour, there is a chance that the vial will open and an equal chance that the vial will remain sealed. If the vial containing the poison would be broken, one could say with certainty that the cat is dead 🙂 as was the case in the bottle remains sealed and the cat has been still living.
Therefore: until an observer opens the box to see the condition of the cat, the cat can be considered as living and dead. However, when the box is opened, the cat no longer has a “choice”, it is either alive or dead, and this can be said without a doubt.
And what? What does this have to do with us, the people?
Well, the Schrödinger cat’s experiment demonstrates that: When “something” or “someone” is not Observed, it can simultaneously exist, in all possible configurations.
The mere observation of a system forces the system to crash and the “object” or “subject” to remains in a certain state. More specifically, even conceptually, people behave the same in similar circumstances.
In the privacy of the personal space, every person acts with total freedom, without prejudice, but when any person reaches or is brought to the spotlight of society, (him or she), is forced into a version of himself/herself, who may or may not reflect Our true intentions.
This person, (like every person), like Schrodinger’s cat, is forced to play a role, though it would have had another option. That makes us confused, creates that state of ambiguity many times, we seem to know each other well and yet .., hmm, or maybe not! – I thought I knew him /her ?!
The idea is the simple act of observing, the simple fact that we are supervised, changes drastically our behavior, although lately, we live without a wish for it, a continuing state of “Big Brother,” not to wonder then, that Everything seems theatrical and fake…
Pisica Lui Schrödinger
De ce mi-aș dori eu să vorbesc despre pisici și mai ales despre pisica individului Schrödinger, .. foarte simplu :)) pentru că prin analogie “experimentul lui Schrödinger” se regăsește și în comportamentul uman ..
În 1935 Erwin Schrödinger a efectuat un experiment în care o pisică a rămas într-o cutie timp de o oră. Împreună cu pisica, în cutie se mai află și o fiolă conținând o otrava mortală. În această oră, exista o șansă ca flaconul să se deschidă și o șansă egală ca flaconul să rămână sigilat. In cazul in care flaconul ar fi spart, se poate spune cu siguranță ca pisica este moarta, :)) la fel si cazul in care flaconul rămânea sigilat si pisica ar fi fost vie.
Ce demonstrează acest lucru? Ei bine asta arata ca: pana ce un observator nu deschide cutia pentru a vedea starea pisicii, pisica poate fi considerata a fi atat vie cat si moarta. Cu toate acestea, în momentul deschiderii cutiei, pisica nu mai are o “alegere”. Ea este fie vie, fie moartă, și acest lucru se poate spune fără nici o îndoială.
Si ce daca ? Ce are acest fapt a face cu noi? Cu oamenii?
Ei bine, experimentul pisicii lui Schrödinger demonstrează ca: atunci când “ceva” sau “cineva” nu este observat , poate exista simultan in toate configurațiile posibile.
Simpla observare a unui sistem forțează sistemul să se prăbușească și “obiectul” sau “subiectul” să rămână într-o anumită stare. Mai exact, chiar conceptual, oamenii se comportă la fel în circumstanțe similare. În intimitatea spațiului personal, fiecare om acționează cu o libertate totală, fără prejudecăți, dar atunci când acea persoană ajunge, sau este adusă in lumina reflectoarelor societății, el sau ea, este forțat sa rămână într-o versiune a lui” însuși”, care poate sau nu să reflecte, adevăratele noastre intenții.
Această persoană ( orice persoană), ca și pisica lui Schrodinger, este obligată să joace un rol, deși, ar fi avut si o altă opțiune. Asta ne face confuzi, creează acea stare de ambiguitate de multe ori, se pare că ne cunoaștem bine și totuși … hmm .. sau poate nu! – Am crezut că l-am cunoscut … hmm ?!
Ideea este ca, simplul act de observare, simplul fapt că ne știm supravegheați, schimbă drastic comportamentul nostru, deși în ultima vreme trăim, poate fără sa ne dorim asta, o stare continuă de “Big Brother “..
Să nu ne miram atunci, ca totul pare a fi teatral ambiguu si fals…