A sophisticated name for one of the most common mistakes in today’s society.
The “Pygmalion Effect” implies the phenomenon that the higher our expectations of a person, the better his /her performance will get. It is based on a test (Rosenthal & Jakobson 1968), a powerful type of self-fulfilled prophecy, in a classic experiment about teachers´ expectations, a simple experiment in which students received a standard intelligence test. At the end of the test, the teachers received a list of five students who were supposed to have obtained unusually high IQ scores, and that were expected to become “class sprinters”.In reality, however, the five children were randomly chosen.By the end of the year, all children won in IQ, but the five “elected” won much more than the other students. Obviously, the teachers treated them differently, after they were told, to expect a sudden improvement in performances of the five elected students. This discovery was called the Pygmalion Effect, after the name of the sculptor, from Greek mythology, who fell in love with his sculpture. The statue of a beautiful woman, which he perfected until the statue came to life. Obviously, it is a myth, about self-sufficiency and performance. Similarly to the teachers who were shown “a beautiful image,” about the five students, they brought that image to life, just as in mythology. The mental process is very simple and easy to use, we just have to set our expectations :)), but this process highlights a vicious circle:
People are the prisoners of the labels!
Without us wanting this, we are the prisoners of the labels, without them, we can not define a human or the action of a human.The irony is that we conform to these labels, even if the motivation behind them is purely subjective, (you get a label that requires you to act in a certain way, often depending on random motivations such as: the color of your skin, the place where you were born in, if you have blue eyes and golden hair … or not … :), if you have a social status, mutually accepted by the society, if you are heterosexual … etc …) .
I have recently read a quote that says “when you hate someone, no matter how that person will act, you will continue to hate him / her.” Nothing more true!
We are automatically the result of the expectations of others, we are inoculated with the idea that: “If you are born a Hen, you can not become an Eagle!”, What can be expected of you is that you become a good chicken soup , in no way, that you come with pretensions, that you can fly! Well, you could try to let go of the flight, off a fence, in a free fall, … perhaps perplexed by the philosophical idea, which argues that in each hen lives an eagle waiting to be released, but the results will be disastrous and will only confirm the expectations about you.When and how is change possible? If it is possible? … there is a lot of maculature (read, specialized literature) that promises you, you just have to say 20 positive incantations and breathe 10 times deeply :)), or read books of transformation such as “How to Learn to Fly in 30 Steps,” or “Trigger Your Eagle”, “The Sky is the Limit!”….. There is also a pile of truth in it, just that, not The Sky is our limit, but the Horizon of our own ignorance, inherent at first, self-cultivated, later!
In order to fly and overcome the “Chicken” situation, we have to get to understand ourselves first, to understand how the mechanics of the processes that brought us here, in this situation work,… the Input-Output mechanisms, (pure mechanics, without poetry, no emotional affection, which the mind does not recognize, no religious fatalism … that makes you accept without understanding, …. shortly :)): without Shakespeare.).
Once you understand how you got here, the process of “Unleashing yourself” can begin, then you can rebuild yourself after a “Design” chosen and conceived by yourself, and not by those who influenced you without you having the right to choose.
Because if you do not know there are options, there is no real choice!
Source: Carpia – Destinul iberic
În cultura spaniolă începînd cu secolul V s-a scris vîrtos că a patra descălecare a Spaniei de către goţi, care sînt geţii de altădată(Getae illi qui et nunc Gothi) a dus la formarea naţiunii spaniole şi a statului iberic. În următoarele secole această legendă se dezvoltă ajungînd o adevărată referinţă istorică, culturală şi morală a societăţii spaniole. Şi suedezii se laudă în istoriile lor că legile care stau la baza statului și culturii lor sînt legile lui Zamolxe! Ca oricare mioritic cu mintea acasă mi-am pus fireasca întrebare: au luat-o razna aceste naţii sau pe plaiurile noastre pute rău a mişelie? Pentru a ne lămuri de ce spun hispaniici asemenea isprăvi, trebuie să ne uităm cu mare atenţie în istoria noastră veche falsificată cu atîta ură de pretinşii mentori ai neamului! Mare parte din răspunsul la această întrebare se găseşte tot pe tăbliţele de plumb tăinuite de înveninaţii de la…
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“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!:)
In scientific terms, we are talking about the Zeigarnik Effect, the function of our brain that schedules us to finish something started.
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-party 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 stay 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 because 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 (especially as his cat demonstrates something about quantum theory)…well, very simple :)) because by analogy, Schrödinger’s cat demonstrates something in human behaviour 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, this demonstrates that: 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”, she 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’s cat experiment demonstrates When That “something” or “someone” is not Observed, it CAN exist simultaneously 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, he / she is forced into a version of himself, 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… hmm?!
The idea is the simple act of observing, the simple fact that we are supervised, changes drastically our behaviour, 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, există 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…
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