Friday, July 3, 2015

The “paleo” man and the moderrn SELFISH Man

 I posted a post here regarding Procrastination
 here related to our parliament, a classic example of a failed parliament in modern history to pass an amendment to the failed constitution (it failed the citizenry but was a miracle for the ousted president).
It was a classic example of procrastination.

The case of pre-crastination was the bond issue.
If we manage economy with the haste of a mobile phone call, it is with the same insanity of the previous regime's procrastination on reconciliation, in different mode and different time.

If this is what we get after 40 years of FREE Education, I would love to hang (my boots) the free education and mobilize the citizenry (not the parties and their rotten individuals) to focus on the needs of the average citizen who loved to be a law abiding citizen at large.

I think all corrupt politicians should be incarcerated and their civil rights removed for 7 years.

Then we can think of  breeding a potentially enlightened pollsters and their representatives.

The middle ground (not sitting on the fence) what is stated in the Dhamma stands to reason here.

Most Buddhist extremists including Hela Karumaya lack that instinct which even the paleo man had.

The “paleo” man is the prehistoric man who evolved to the present generation of absolutely SELFISH man both socially and economically.
I think it is an aberration of the evolutionary trend.
Procrastination and Pre-Crastination:

Reproduction from Scientific American for the greater good of global citizens

The Opposite of Procrastination
Why we do some tasks before their time—and why pigeons do, too
By David A. Rosenbaum and Edward A. Wasserman

Procrastination is a well-known and serious behavioral problem involving both practical and psychological implications. Taxpayers commonly put off submitting their annual returns until the last minute, risking mathematical errors in their frenzy to file.
Lawmakers notoriously dawdle and filibuster before enacting sometimes rash and ill-advised legislation at the eleventh hour.
And, students burn the midnight oil to get their term papers submitted before the impending deadline, precluding proper polishing and proofreading.
For these reasons, we are cautioned not to procrastinate:
Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. He who hesitates is lost. Procrastination is the thief of time.
However, the opposite of procrastination can also be a serious problem — a tendency we call “pre-crastination.”
Pre-crastination is the inclination to complete tasks quickly just for the sake of getting things done sooner rather than later. People answer emails immediately rather than carefully contemplating their replies.
People pay bills as soon as they arrive, thus failing to collect interest income.
And, people grab items when they first enter the grocery store, carry them to the back of the store, pick up more groceries at the back, and then return to the front of the store to pay and exit, thus toting the items farther than necessary.
Familiar adages also warn of the hazards of pre-crastinating:
Measure twice, cut once. Marry in haste, repent at leisure.
Look before you leap.
We first found striking evidence of pre-crastination in a laboratory study exploring the economics of effort. College students were asked to carry one of a pair of buckets: one on the left side of a walkway and one on the right side of the same walkway. The students were instructed to carry whichever bucket seemed easier to take to the end of the walkway. We expected students to choose the bucket closer to the end because it would have to be carried a shorter distance. Surprisingly, they preferred the bucket closer to the starting point, actually carrying it farther. When asked why they did so, most students said something like, “I wanted to get the task done as soon as possible,” even though this choice did not in fact complete the task sooner.
Nine experiments involving more than 250 students failed to reveal what might have been so compelling about picking up the nearer bucket. Although some hidden benefit may await discovery, a simple hypothesis is that getting something done, or coming closer to getting it done, is inherently rewarding. No matter how trivial the achievement, even something as inconsequential as picking up a bucket may serve as its own reward.
Is pre-crastination — exhibited by college students, bill payers, e-mailers, and shoppers — a symptom of our harried lives? The other study from our laboratories suggests it is not: that experiment was done with pigeons. The birds could earn food by pecking a touchscreen three times: first, into a square in the center of the screen; second, into the same square or into a square that randomly appeared to the left or right of it; and third, into a side square after a star appeared within it.
Critically, food was given after the final peck regardless of whether the second peck struck the center square or the side square where the star would be presented. The pigeons directed their second peck to the side square, hence moving to the goal position as soon as they could even though there was no obvious or extra reward for doing so.
Thus, the pigeons pre-crastinated.

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