Monday 20 December 2021

Habits, Daydreams and Influence

Habits. They can be good or bad. Even a good habit can turn bad so it's a tricky subject. 

Psychologists detail that is takes 66 days to form a habit. Bet for 65 and stop. But that suggests gambling is a negative. For many it is most certainly a problem they could do without. Addiction is a bad habit. Interesting that psychologist say it take 10,000 hours to become an expert in a subject. So you get a habit many moons before you become an expert. 

Daydreams. I guess even people who say they never dream, daydream more than they think. So what are you daydreaming about? Becoming a professional gambler? Perhaps dreaming about traveling the world with all that money. Not to say that it is a bad thing to walk through your mind. So what percentage of our days are spent daydreaming. It's a significant amount at 30%. 

But how easily are we influenced? I mean, if I can look you in the eye how easy would you think I could be influenced? It's a strange one but in some respects an obvious one too. Part of the human condition which often reveals a falsehood. 

You believe I am more easy to influence than you. And I believe the same about you.

When you consider these three aspects of life it really makes you realise that we are at the mercy of so many factors and why understanding them can help negate or accept their impact.