Marshmallows, Life and Money: Under the magnifying glass in 'The Time Paradox'

The first 2 lines on the front cover 'Reclaim Yesterday, Enjoy Today and Master Tomorrow' say it all.

Philip Zimbardo and John Boyd look at our perception of time, how we use it and what it all means in The Time Paradox (Free Press).

The best compliment I can give them is to quote 3 of these paradox:

Paradox 1
Time is one of the most powerful influences on our thoughts, feelings, and actions, yet we are usually totally unaware of the affect of time in our lives.

Paradox 2
Each specific attitude toward time—or time perspective—is associated with numerous benefits, yet in excess each is associated with even greater costs.

Paradox 3
Individual attitudes toward time are learned through personal experience, yet collectively attitudes toward time influence national destinies.


The events taking place on Monday, September 15 in the world of finance put these notions in perspective.

Even though I know there are only 24 hours in a day, I am myself guilty of sometimes trying to cram too much into that frame.

Throwing instant gratification in the recycle bin, taking a pause and rediscovering the value of patience could be worth considering.

Glad I took the time to listen to Philip's interview on the Leonard Lopate show.

Neither rested nor impatient for Monday Work Etiquette #54

Previously: Did you Get what You Paid For? Where is the Money Going?

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