That all in live is about competition, and trying to do our best over and over, with the inevitable term of comparison within others is not a new… The real cool bit is that if you team up with people that try to do their best, that are a bit competitive as well, specially because they want to reach the maximum of their abilities, be best and nicer over and over, then you got the perfect mix!
I am lucky enough to be inside this team. A place where we share frustrations, struggles, achievements and best of all, we celebrate at every good step of our journey.
I think personally that the place where I want to be is somewhere between heaven and hell, where I feel confident enough to believe that I will deliver not only what I am expected to deliver, but go beyond that and exceed; a place where I can fear because I don’t know how to solve the problem i was asked to solve, and therefor I’ll have to go away from my comfort zone, try out, feel powerless, and seek that power wherever it is hiding. Ultimate I feel super happy to find it!
So between the comfort of knowing that i am able to do it, and the uncertainty of wtf will I solve this one, that’s the place I wanna be.
Tomorrow will be the last day of my Head of digital delivery, and I feel sad to see him leaving, but I know a bright future is waiting for him, and we never know when is the next time we will have the chance to work together.
The evolution of generosity
The human impulse to be kind to unknown individuals is not the biological aberration it might seem
THE extraordinary success of Homo sapiens is a result of four things: intelligence, language, an ability to manipulate objects dexterously in order to make tools, and co-operation. Over the decades the anthropological spotlight has shifted from one to another of these as the prime mover of the package, and thus the fundament of the human condition. At the moment co-operation is the most fashionable subject of investigation. In particular, why are humans so willing to collaborate with unrelated strangers, even to the point of risking being cheated by people whose characters they cannot possibly know?
Evidence from economic games played in the laboratory for real money suggests humans are both trusting of those they have no reason to expect they will ever see again, and surprisingly unwilling to cheat them—and that these phenomena are deeply ingrained in the species’s psychology. Existing theories of the evolution of trust depend either on the participants being relatives (and thus sharing genes) or on their relationship being long-term, with each keeping count to make sure the overall benefits of collaboration exceed the costs. Neither applies in the case of passing strangers, and that has led to speculation that something extraordinary, such as a need for extreme collaboration prompted by the emergence of warfare that uses weapons, has happened in recent human evolution to promote the emergence of an instinct for unconditional generosity.
I saw this on the economist