We often hear words or phrases like "A boost is welcome!", Meaning a mix of energy. So it is with this book of mine: it is of the boost or shake type, in your rainy, grumpy or apathetic days. Okay, the brain works continuously in our lives, except for sleep; so you wouldn't have time to get bored for an apathetic life. But even so, we have them. It is important to open your eyes to the unconventional in order to broaden your area of understanding of social phenomena. You don't have time to catch up with everything that comes up in science; you have to eat, sleep, work, look for meaning, get married or get married, have children, give them meaning, reach targets s.a.m.d. Sometimes, we even seek to be happy and try to accumulate matter, early as progress is supposed to be our ally.
Every day there is a challenge, even if we do not see or feel it. It is the unconventional, entrepreneurial challenge. Exhaustively dangerous or toxic at first sight, but that catches our eye. Without realizing it, this challenge is invariably a test for our limits. Every non-convention is a project, a chance to reach our dream and fulfillment faster. It is important to become "open minded" if you have not succeeded in the meantime. Otherwise you shoot arrows and otherwise you will take advantage of the opportunities that arise. But it is important to get over the existential anguish of life and success. In fact, they should be the perfect balance for reaching the goal. So what's important? Well, let's take them one at a time.
1. Be creative and try to be aware of your gifts! Your talents are relevant if you honor them with the divine appreciation that has been given to you. Each gift is a holiday in advance, which you have not yet discovered. Your imagination is a perspective, a replica of who you are.
2. Try to know yourself constantly and move from one level to another, from one state to another. Break conventions and set truly competitive and competitive goals for yourself. Turn into an outpost, just like you see in Formula 1. With each success, you will believe even more strongly in yourself and the commands in your mind.
3. Celebrate your successes! In psychological language it is called "cognitive reward" and involves giving you cognitive and emotional, physical or symbolic gifts for success.
4. Be responsible and honest; do not cheat and do not practice perverse dynamics that could compromise you. Respect that ethic and that fair play that propels you! Stay standing, even if you have them short or long.
You may have difficulty reading my lines, but try to see them with your own mind; especially with that voice in your head that isn't you. You have to understand, at some point, that your brain itself is like a team of opponents, as David Eagleman would say. If you reach this stage, you are ready to understand the struggle between conventional and unconventional. Between acceptable and unacceptable or forbidden. Between questionable and indisputable. You will understand that you yourself are more and this can be a plus for you, if you start delegating rational and emotional tasks to the soul.
The pandemic came with a new breath: bans and new realities that clash. If you watched the Sicilian Mafia movies, you could see how evolution and involution, progress and stagnation became one with each weapon used. Until the "abuses" of Toto Riina began, and Tommaso Buscetta "chirped" and became a traitor. Part of his family was destroyed: two of his sons were tortured and killed, then dissolved in acid. Cousins, sons-in-law, brothers-in-law were killed in the street or where they worked. The "virus" of the Mafia was wreaking havoc anywhere in the world: from Brazil to the USA, as SARS-VOC-2 managed: to distance people and the whole world. At this point, teams of opponents have been created around the world, from conspirators to those who believe in the virus and the danger that comes with it. From a certain order a certain disorder was reached; each believed that the other had to change something. Not himself. At the societal level, rather rational and unconventional individuals waited for the rescue from Pfizer, Astra Zeneca or Moderna, while rather emotional, skeptical and conventional individuals became involved in rallies, boycotts, chants of contradictory messages. The result was chaos, with the tip of the iceberg facing either Reason or Refusal. The world has faced the inability to accept the unconventional; In this case, the pandemic reality of the virus that wreaks havoc and kills, effectively, slowly and progressively.
Our choices are based on rewards. The reward can be now or postponed. A brain that thinks the virus doesn't exist doesn't stand up to delayed rewards. He is forced to consider different options and simply cannot. He was not prepared to critically notice the differences. It is a sculpted brain to accept errors rather than critically analyze them and what neuroscience calls the "prediction error": "the difference between the result we expect after making a choice and the result we actually get" ( Eagleman, 2018, p. 121).
According to David Eagleman, the constant evaluation of the world is about dopamine and the better it regulates the imbalance between reality and expectations / expectations, the better it will know how to adapt to reality next time: "Dopamine acts as an element that corrects the error : a chemical evaluator who always works to keep evaluations as up-to-date as possible. In this way, you can prioritize your decisions on optimized assumptions about the future ”(Eagleman, 2018, p. 122).
I recommend the book to all those who want to understand the phenomenon of social impatience in pandemics and post-pandemics.
Bucharest, May 2021