What if there is no employer or employee? Just about everyone in an advanced economy will be self-employed at some stage of their career. Yet most people are educated to think of “getting a job”, and virtually all legislation works on the presumption that people are employed.
In one experiment, Wiseman asked people to self identify themselves as lucky or unlucky. Then he gave his test subjects a newspaper. “Count the number of photographs inside”, he told them.
There were 43 photographs.
On average, the unlucky people took 2 minutes to count them all. The lucky people? Seconds.
The lucky people noticed the giant message that took up half the second page of the newspaper. It said, “Stop counting — There are 43 photographs in this newspaper.”
Just found this on my phone – photo of Jen taken by Nate (our 5 yr old) from the back seat of the car as we were leaving for school yesterday morning. 🙂
Here’s why this all matters: These 12 pending requests—and probably many more that didn’t make the list—are a logjam waiting to break.
“Just as effort alone can’t deliver results, praising effort isn’t enough to help a child develop a love for the challenge of learning.”
This article makes me happy. I get dumb comments all the time like the ones mentioned in the article when I’m out with Nate, as though I’m doing my wife a ‘favour’ by spending time with our son. But it’s not all that surprising, since so many parenting references focus solely on moms.
There is nothing that makes me happier than being a dad to my son. Nothing. And I think I can say the same about the other dads I know.