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The “fishing” theory

  ”Touching the fish” is a word with elegant connotations, which will make people pleasantly think of the childhood days of fishing for shrimps in the small river in his hometown, or from the name of the word brand to Xin Qiji who wrote “more able to eliminate, several times of wind and rain”. , What is love, and directly teach the relationship between life and death” Yuan Hao asked. But in modern times, it has become a metaphor for being lazy at work and unwilling to work hard, and it also makes the original elegance and purpose a lot less.
  However, “touching the fish” is a humorous way to point out that human beings need to look at their lazy side from a more positive perspective. Some economists have found that people’s innate laziness is difficult to change. There are only two results if people want to keep their focus on work all the time. One is to achieve it in a short time, and the other is to have no effect.
  So the question also arises, how can we activate the motivation to work while coexisting with the lazy nature? Economists have developed a theory of “temptation bundling”, which suggests that people enjoy activities more by making them more enjoyable. For example, when exercising and listening to audiobooks while exercising, people are more likely to stick to it. When used in work, it is to let people properly “fish” and combine work and rest.
  Just like in Hong Kong dramas, those big companies always have afternoon tea time, let employees drink tea and eat snacks, and usually let people go to the tea room to have a cup of coffee or other ways to relax. In the past, I admired such humanized management, but did not know its significance. On the contrary, the ancients knew better how to let people “fish” properly.
  According to the “Qing Barnyard Banknotes”, the Qing Dynasty military general Li Mou, who accumulated military merits and was transferred to the governor, was impeached by the officials for watching dramas all day. Li explained in the letter that he was a martial artist and had never read any books. He could learn a lot of etiquette and historical knowledge when he saw a play. He learned when he saw a good person, and warned himself when he saw a bad person. off official business. Yongzheng saw the reason for “fishing” with such a clear idea, and knew that there was no need to be too thorough and blamed, so he issued a special order to criticize him for watching the play.
  However, as long as there is a way out, it is easy for people to make excuses for their actions. How to reconcile the conflict between “fishing” and due diligence depends on whether the person concerned has the true will to make progress. Psychologist Jung grew up in the Swiss countryside. When he was 11 years old, he went to study in the big city Basel for the first time. Most of his classmates came from wealthy families. , making Jung both envious and inferior, and his heart suddenly slumped. It happened that he was noisy with his classmates and was pushed over by the other party. He hit his head on a stone and suffered a little injury, so he took the opportunity to “catch the fish” and skip the class.
  After that, whenever he wanted to “touch the fish”, he pretended to have a sickness attack. Jung’s father, a pastor, was very worried and invited many doctors to treat him, but naturally he could not be cured. Until one day he overheard his father talking to someone. The father sighed and said that he didn’t know what disease his son had, and the only savings he had had to treat his disease were spent. If he could not make a living by himself because of this disease, the rest of his life would be difficult. Jung, who was originally stubborn, heard this, and suddenly he was shocked, and he completely woke up and understood his situation. From then on, he dared not “touch the fish” again, and the sickness never happened again. As for the later story, we all know.
  A few years ago, a friend of mine who immigrated to the United States returned home to visit relatives and invited everyone to talk. He works for a Fortune 500 company. The company’s computer restarts automatically every 30 minutes, allowing employees to get up and stretch, and look at the distant scenery outside the window. Exercise during work hours is also encouraged by the company. As long as the work is completed, no one cares how long it takes to play. This is the management method that uses “temptation and bundling”: openly encouraging “fishing”, employees are happy physically and mentally, which not only saves considerable medical expenses for the company, but also greatly improves work efficiency, because people with low conscientiousness are in such a situation. can be easily identified in the environment.
  However, the most important point of “fishing” is that it is only praised by people when the career is successful, and it is useless when it fails. Just like Marx, if he hadn’t written “Das Kapital” and became widely known, people would use his “fishing” experience as a negative teaching material to educate those who ”
  did : Look! This is your lesson learned.

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