3 From NessLabs: The Illusion of Productivity, Shiny Toy Syndrome and the battle between present and future self. I started following NessLabs a while ago and for sure their content has been shared in previous contemplations. Great content for your mind at work.
…Most animals would be happy if their basic needs are met: food, shelter, rest. In contrast, we humans don’t like to stay idle. Even if it means falling to the illusion of productivity…
The illusion of productivity
Ever since we learned to write, we have documented how special we are and how we differ from animals. Imagination…
The shiny toy syndrome is characterised by wanting to own the latest toy and getting an intense but temporary sensation of happiness from the ownership, before moving onto something else.
The impact of the shiny toy syndrome
The shiny toy syndrome is characterised by wanting to own the latest toy and getting an intense but temporary sensation…
As humans, we tend to favour our present self at the expense of our future self. Our present self will eat an extra piece of cake, skip a training session, drink too much, stay up late, or procrastinate; our future self is left dealing with the consequences.