09
Sep

2011

In The Name Of Fun

Post by Steven Dale

Image by flickr user Thomas Hawk.

I want to build on yesterday’s post about how our decisions as human-beings can be and are constantly impacted by our desire for fun:

  • When we sacrifice expediency’s sake for the scenic route, we do so because it’s fun.
  • When we waste hours of productive time playing Angry Birds, we do so because it’s fun.
  • When we spend much time and money going to a baseball game it’s not because it’s an exciting game (it’s not), we do so because laughing and hanging out with our friends while basking in the midday sun is fun.
  • When we waste two hours of our lives watching a summer blockbuster, we do so because it’s fun.
  • When we drive out into the country to hand-pick fresh strawberries from a farm instead of going to the far more efficient supermarket, we do so because it’s fun.
  • When we play hooky from work we risk financial gains and career advancement. But we do so because it’s fun.
  • When we waste hours at work eating birthday cake, we do so because it’s fun.
  • When we do the sudoku instead of learning about the economic crisis, we do so because it’s fun.
  • When we dance, we do so because it’s fun.

Think about how many illogical, wasteful and irrational things we do in life purely (or at least partly) because they’re fun.

No coaxing, cajoling or convincing involved.

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