So I’ve mentioned having had a litany of small successive ephiphanies a few weeks back that kinda lead me to circle back on my overall thinking. No single major revelation (other than an emerging kinda view of the whole), more of a linking up of what was until then seen in my mind as separate strains of knowledge. So, anywho, been doing some follow up research since and finding good support, mainly in emerging cross-disciplinary fields (physics-biology-psychology-philosophy notably).
In the course of that, came accross this podcast (discussion between a organizational psychology professor at Wharton and a dude that started a meditation app) that seems to be a conversation taken right out of my head, right down to the final conclusion.
Thought I’d share if anybody is interested: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/10- ... 0421997923
In bizness best performers are givers and worst performers are givers. Takers can do well, but tend to flame out when found out. Most people are “reciprocity” types. They give when you give and defend when you take.
Right in line with a “game theory” view of social interactions (on the whole) that I’ve had for years.
The diff. between the successful givers and the failure givers is that the successful protect themselves, are strategic and methodological, look for effectiveness. It’s not so much a reciprocity thing. They initiate -but always filter by effectiveness.
Ultimate reason is that the humens are on the whole a cooperative species. It’s in our most basic. We kill off psychopaths. Selfless/boundless givers die off. What remains, in large numbers are the reciprocity types and those that do best are the types that initiate cooperation in a self protective and sustainable/effective manner.
Where I’d add to that (fully seeing it as purely speculative), is that human evolution itself (all earth life’s evolution itself) can be seen as leading to that balanced/sustainable cooperative way of being as maybe being the most efficient way of being and therefore the way natural selection leads us towards. Hitlers and Trumps mainly just give the species healthy reminders of what happens when we go too far down the egoistical and kill off cooperation with the larger whole. We’ll (whatever we become) should be fine long term, even if we blow it up near/mid term. Entropy is pushing towards it. Of course, longer term, we’ll (whatever we become or recycle into) will have to figure out how to survive in a universe past peak concentrated energy (which is roughly nowish -give or take a billion years or three) to power homeostasis. Of course, the answer to that seems likely to be that our current form is probably the least energy efficient (humens are fantastic heat pumps degrading energy to stay alive) -so “we’ll” adapt to the new environment. Become much more energy efficient. Digitize ourselves. Maybe.