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The Time Paradox

Saw this over at the always excellent Marginal Revolution.  Ben Casnocha briefly outlines The Time Paradox: The New Psychology of Time That Will Change Your Life by Philip Zimbardo and John Boyd.

I find this kind of framing psychology interesting, although hardly convincing.  If you read more deeply on the types, I think I fall clearly in either the present- or present-hedonistic oriented types.  If I were being charitable to myself, I’d say present but I could say hedonistic.

Not to be all narcissistic but thinking about the way we think is fascinating, if a bit meta.  Do you think about consequences?  Do they effect your actions?  Or are you more motivated by rewards?  Is one way better than the other?  What kind of coping mechanisms can you devise, and more interestingly, do those mechanisms re-frame the way we see the world, or in this context, time?

Until we get some hard science on whether such concepts are hardwired in our brains, or if they’re like updated software, it’s interesting to think about.

For more about time, including the most condensed insanity I’ve seen on the web, check out the Time Cube.  Also whoever writes the Time Cube wiki is funnier than anyone writing for Leno.

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