My 5 year old son recently asked this question of my wife. She promptly reflected the question back to him, and was astounded by the answer: “Because God wanted a fast cat!”.
It is great to be reminded by a 5 year old how simplicity trumps complexity. Fast thinking on this suggests 99 out of 100 times!
In this heleo conversation Barry Swartz shares an important lesson he learned the hard way about the importance of grades at college and what happens in the absence of grade variation. In effect, and unfortunately, grades have become the ‘why’ of learning.
The moral risk with traditional incentive structures is that inevitably people find ways to meet the incentives without fully doing the work required.This idea was well captured by Steven Kerr in his updated 1995 paper Continue reading “The why? of work”
Consider lotteries for college application and how that will improve happiness at a high school level (plus likely cultivate more rounded students).
One Word: Lottery?
Barry Swartz was subsequently quoted on heleo saying: Continue reading “Lotteries (and happiness)”