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Stumbling and Mumbling: Ego depletion, pro-sociality
"In other words, pro-social behaviour requires self-control, but this can be depleted by other things. And one of those other things is the amount of drudge work we have to do. If it takes all our self-discipline to turn up to work and do a routine job, we’ll have less self-discipline with which to act generously."
psychology  politics  altruism  cooperation  pro-social  behavior  ego  ego-depletion  work  labor  monotony 
july 2011 by tsuomela
Stumbling and Mumbling: Egonomics
When I was young and stupid - ills of which I am now half-cured - I thought that wealth and fame arose from merit. As I got older, I thought they were more due to luck. But now I think I was wrong. They arise instead from ego. Whether it is the desire to think well of oneself, or to believe that others do so, or the belief that one’s talents entitle one to a “distinguished” position, it is, I suspect, ego that is the motive force, rather than a desire for wealth.
economics  wealth  money  signals  ego  power 
december 2010 by tsuomela
Adventure with a Map | No Map. No Guide. No Limits.
Running across America in just over 150 days is a feat, in and of itself–Forrest Gump would have been impressed. But Mike Ehredt’s real accomplishment, as I see it, is that through his effort, and his blog, he has managed to humanize, and personalize, each and every life that has been sacrificed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has made them matter just a little bit more.
adventure  memory  egoboo  ego  military  war 
october 2010 by tsuomela

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