Originally Posted by Travelbugblues
Quick tangent: Has anyone heard of the 1960s Marshmallow Experiment
? I can say with certainty that I was a marshmallow eater, living in the present. That lasted into my late teens (hence being a high school dropout, friends who were into drugs and drinking). Then something changed, and I learned to consider the future and future outcomes. I think that's why I'm now able to live in the present so much- thrive in it- yet still consider my future self and outcomes. The Rise of Superman
, a wonderful book about the state of Flow
, does a great job discussing this.
Yep, i've read about it...and it makes sense. It's all about being able to wait a bit in order to get a bigger reward later versus having it now and compromise the future. Has you said, it's a balancing act.
About that book, i'm going to get it , seems interesting :)