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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “The pleasure we take in eating is an efficient way to ensure that the body will get the nourishment it needs. The pleasure of sexual intercourse is an equally practical method for the genes to program the body to reproduce and thereby to ensure the continuity of the genes.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “A person who is healthy, rich, strong, and powerful has no greater odds of being in control of his consciousness than one who is sickly, poor, weak, and oppressed. The difference between someone who enjoys life and someone who is overwhelmed by it is a product of a combination of such external factors and the way a person has come to interpret them – that is, whether he sees challenges as threats or as opportunities for action.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “Unless consumed in highly skilled ritual contexts, as is practiced in many traditional societies, what drugs in fact do is reduce our perception of both what can be accomplished and what we as individuals are able to accomplish, until the two are in balance. This.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “Peasant women in Eastern Europe, for instance, were not judged to be ready for marriage unless they had learned to cook a different soup for each day of the year.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “Such experiences are not necessarily pleasant at the time they occur. The swimmer’s muscles might have ached during his most memorable race, his lungs might have felt like exploding, and he might have been dizzy with fatigue – yet these could have been the best moments of his life.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “It does not matter whether we see or we not-see, as long as we are in control of what is happening to us. The same person can meditate in the morning and shut out all sensory experience, and then look at a great work of art in the afternoon; either way he may be transformed by the same sense of exhilaration.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “To the extent that a glamorous ad makes us salivate for the product sold or that a frown from the boss spoils the day, we are not free to determine the content of experience.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “Thoughts have to follow each other, or they get jumbled. While we are thinking about a problem we cannot truly experience either happiness or sadness. We cannot run, sing, and balance the checkbook simultaneously, because each one of these activities exhausts most of our capacity for attention.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “A community should be judged good not because it is technologically advanced, or swimming in material riches; it is good if it offers people a chance to enjoy as many aspects of their lives as possible, while allowing them to develop their potential in the pursuit of ever greater challenges.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “The fathers of the Church well understood that infatuation with the pleasures of the flesh could easily drain psychic energy away from other goals.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “Having a record of the past can make a great contribution to the quality of life. It frees us from the tyranny of the present, and makes it possible for consciousness to revisit former times.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “Narcissistic individuals, who are mainly concerned with protecting their self, fall apart when the external conditions turn threatening. The ensuing panic prevents them from doing what they must do; their attention turns inward in an effort to restore order in consciousness, and not enough remains to negotiate outside reality.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “Energy is power, but power is only a means. The goals to which it is applied can make life either richer or more painful.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “The names we use to describe personality traits – such as extrovert, high achiever, or paranoid – refer to the specific patterns people have used to structure their attention.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “Power returns to the person when rewards are no longer relegated to outside forces. It is no longer necessary to struggle for goals that always seem to recede into the future, to end each boring day with the hope that tomorrow, perhaps, something good will happen. Instead of forever straining for the tantalizing prize dangled just out of reach, one begins to harvest the genuine rewards of living.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “One of the major functions of every culture has been to shield its members from chaos, to reassure them of their importance and ultimate success.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “Poets make much of the majestic eagle soaring freely among the snowy peaks. But the eyes of the eagle are generally focused on the ground, searching for rodents lurking in the shadows. The lives of much of humanity could be summed up in similar terms. Let.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “When there are too many demands, options, challenges, we become anxious; when too few, we get bored.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “But consciousness cannot be expanded; all we can do is shuffle its content, which gives us the impression of having broadened it somehow. The price of most artificially induced alterations, however, is that we lose control over that very consciousness we were supposed to expand. Mimicry.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “But a person who forgoes the use of his symbolic skills is never really free. His thinking will be directed by the opinions of his neighbors, by the editorials in the papers, and by the appeals of television. He will be at the mercy of “experts.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “Information enters consciousness either because we intend to focus attention on it or as a result of attentional habits based on biological or social instructions.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “Pleasure helps to maintain order, but by itself cannot create new order in consciousness.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “For each person there are thousands of opportunities, challenges to expand ourselves.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “Part of the answer probably has to do with innate genetic causes.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “But the point is still valid: human relations are malleable, and if a person has the appropriate skills their rules can be transformed. But.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “Teenagers, who swing from one threat to their fragile evolving personhood to another in quick succession throughout the day, especially depend on the soothing patterns of sound to restore order in their consciousness. But so do many adults. One.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “Leisure that uses up external resources, however, often requires less attention, and as a consequence it generally provides less memorable rewards.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “This paradox of rising expectations suggests that improving the quality of life might be an insurmountable task. In fact, there is no inherent problem in our desire to escalate our goals, as long as we enjoy the struggle along the way. The.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “Purpose gives direction to one’s efforts, but it does not necessarily make life easier. Goals can lead into all sorts of trouble, at which point one gets tempted to give them up and find some less demanding script by which to order one’s actions. The price one pays for changing goals whenever opposition threatens is that while one may achieve a more pleasant and comfortable life, it is likely that it will end up empty and void of meaning.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “The “battle” is not really against the self, but against the entropy that brings disorder to consciousness. It is really a battle for the self; it is a struggle for establishing control over attention.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “The meaning of life is meaning: whatever it is, wherever it comes from, a unified purpose is what gives meaning to life. The.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “The strategy consists in extracting from the order achieved by past generations patterns that will help avoid disorder in one’s own mind. There is much knowledge – or well-ordered information – accumulated in culture, ready for this use. Great music, architecture, art, poetry, drama, dance, philosophy, and religion are there for anyone to see as examples of how harmony can be imposed on chaos. Yet so many people ignore them, expecting to create meaning in their lives by their own devices.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “To improve life one must improve the quality of experience.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “Over a lifetime of seventy years, and counting sixteen hours of waking time each day, this amounts to about 185 billion bits of information. It is out of this total that everything in our life must come – every thought, memory, feeling, or action. It seems like a huge amount, but in reality it does not go that far.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “In John Fletcher’s words, “Those have most power to hurt us that we love.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “But even when there is nothing else pressing occupying their minds, most people fall far below the peak capacity for processing information. In the roughly one-third of the day that is free of obligations, in their precious “leisure” time, most people in fact seem to use their minds as little as possible.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “Work not only transforms the environment by building bridges across rivers and cultivating barren plains; it also transforms the worker from an animal guided by instincts into a conscious, goal-directed, skillful person.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “Unfortunately, too many adults feel that once they have hit twenty or thirty – or certainly forty – they are entitled to relax in whatever habitual grooves they have established.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “In the roughly one-third of the day that is free of obligations, in their precious “leisure” time, most people in fact seem to use their minds as little as possible. The largest part of free time – almost half of it for American adults – is spent in front of the television set. The.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “One can survive solitude, but only if one finds ways of ordering attention that will prevent entropy from destructuring the mind.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “When people restrain themselves out of fear, their lives are by necessity diminished. They.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “An open stance makes it possible for a person to be objective, to be aware of alternative possibilities, to feel a part of the surrounding world.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “Although average Americans have plenty of free time, and ample access to leisure activities, they do not, as a result, experience flow often. Potentiality does not imply actuality, and quantity does not translate into quality.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “But it seems clear that an increasing majority are not being helped by traditional religions and belief systems. Many are unable to separate the truth in the old doctrines from the distortions and degradations that time has added, and since they cannot accept error, they reject the truth as well. Others are so desperate for some order that they cling rigidly to whatever belief happens to be at hand – warts and all – and become fundamentalist Christians, or Muslims, or communists.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “A true friend is someone we can occasionally be crazy with, someone who does not expect us to be always true to form. It is someone who shares our goal of self-realization, and therefore is willing to share the risks that any increase in complexity entails.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “When a person’s psychic energy coalesces into a life theme, consciousness achieves harmony.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “As long as a significant segment of society has few opportunities to encounter meaningful challenges, and few chances to develop the skills necessary to benefit from them, we must expect that violence and crime will attract those who cannot find their way to more complex autotelic experiences.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “The same effect can be achieved in different ways, either through perfecting a severe mental discipline as in Yoga or through cultivating constant spontaneity as in Zen. But the intended result is identical: to free inner life from the threat of chaos, on the one hand, and from the rigid conditioning of biological urges, on the other, and hence to become independent from the social controls that exploit both.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “A self that is only differentiated – not integrated – may attain great individual accomplishments, but risks being mired in self-centered egotism. By the same token, a person whose self is based exclusively on integration will be connected and secure, but lack autonomous individuality. Only when a person invests equal amounts of psychic energy in these two processes and avoids both selfishness and conformity is the self likely to reflect complexity.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quote: “Another universally enjoyable activity is being with other people. Socializing might at first sight appear to be an exception to the statement that one needs to use skills to enjoy an activity, for it does not seem that gossiping or joking around with another person requires particular abilities. But of course, it does; as so many shy people know, if a person feels self-conscious, he or she will dread establishing informal contacts, and avoid company whenever possible.”
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