How to resist temptation? Two solutions – delayed gratification and distraction

Let’s say you want to resist doing something. How do you do that? According to a study nicely explained by Joachim de POSADA, the solution is quite simple: – Delayed gratification – think of the benefit you can get of resisting the urge to do that thing; – Distraction – focus your mind on something else, snap out of it. PS, 2018.08.03: some people, after finding out about the famous Stanford marshmallow experiment, suggested one shouldn’t eat the marshmallow at all. :)

Why can’t one make judgments on a person / situation / thing with full accuracy?

You may hear things like this often:
– She is good; he is bad; they are awesome;
– Literature is great; literature means nothing; literature is so and so;
– It’s great that this wood exists; it would be better if roads had no bumps.
In this blog post I’ll try to explain why these, while not necessarily wrong, are also not necessarily right.

Citește mai departeWhy can’t one make judgments on a person / situation / thing with full accuracy?

Why do I like the Bucharest metro?

I like the Bucharest metro because: It’s one of the few places in Bucharest where I can exchange money; Somehow it manages to be clean (again, one of the few places where this happens); It’s safe – there are two guards in the modern train garnishes; It’s fast – for a direct route is probably the fastest way of traveling in Bucharest (yes, by car at night it may be faster, or via air, but other than that it’s not even close; on the other hand, if it’s not a direct route, it may take longer, and the station have a rather large distance from one to another); It’s reliable – very rarely do I hear (never happened to me) that the train stops for a longer time due to some technical problems.

A favorite quote of mine – Captain Jack ROSS: “I represent the government of the United States without passion or prejudice” – A few good men (1992)

I like the movie “A few good men” (1992) quite a lot, it’s one of my favorite movies, though not as much as “Le notti di Cabiria” (1957).

Citește mai departeA favorite quote of mine – Captain Jack ROSS: “I represent the government of the United States without passion or prejudice” – A few good men (1992)

A quote I like a lot: "Terminator: Desire is irrelevant. I am a machine." – Terminator 3: rise of the machines

There’s a quote in “Terminator 3: rise of the machines” (2003) that I’m really fond of. It goes like this:

Terminator: “Desire is irrelevant. I am a machine.”

Why do I like it?

Citește mai departeA quote I like a lot: "Terminator: Desire is irrelevant. I am a machine." – Terminator 3: rise of the machines