The power of hope, concretely speaking

Aeoli Pera

You’ve probably heard the survivor’s rule of three at some point in your life:

A human being cannot survive:

• 3 Seconds Without Spirit and Hope
• 3 Minutes Without Air
• 3 Hours Without Shelter in Extreme Conditions
• 3 Days Without Water
• 3 Weeks Without Food
• 3 Months Without Companionship or Love

It’s not precisely true, but it’s certainly worth internalizing the importance of hope. H/T Mack Story of Blue Collar Leadership:

This research, in many ways, builds on the work of late Johns Hopkins professor Curt Richter. In the 1950s, he conducted a gruesome experiment with domesticated and wild rats. He first took a dozen domesticated rats, put them into jars half-filled with water, and watched them drown. The idea was to measure the amount of time they swam before they gave up and went under. The first rat, Richter noted, swam around excitedly on…

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