Have you heard of “End of History Illusion” before?
Let's talk about this phenomenon on 10/23 (Sat.) Come and join us.
According to Wikipedia, it's a psychological illusion in which individuals of all ages believe that they have experienced significant personal growth and changes in tastes up to the present moment, but will not substantially grow or mature in the future.
This term was first shown in a 2013 journal article. For those who like to know more about this research and happen to have plenty of time, you can click on the link: https://wjh-www.harvard.edu/~dtg/Quoidb ... 202013.pdf
(Actually you don't need to)
I here cited the first & second paragraphs of this article.
At every stage of life, people make decisions that profoundly influence the lives of the people they will become— and when they finally become those people, they aren’t always thrilled about it. Young adults pay to remove the tattoos that teenagers paid to get, middle-aged adults rush to divorce the people whom young adults rushed to marry, and older adults visit health spas to lose what middle-aged adults visited restaurants to gain. Why do people so often make decisions that their future selves regret?
One possibility is that people have a fundamental misconception about their future selves. Time is a powerful force that transforms people’s preferences, reshapes their values, and alters their personalities, and we suspect that people generally underestimate the magnitude of those changes. In other words, people may believe that who they are today is pretty much who they will be tomorrow, despite the fact that it isn’t who they were yesterday. In the studies we describe here, we showed that people expect to change little in the future, despite knowing that they have changed a lot in the past, and that this tendency bedevils their decision-making. We call this tendency to underestimate the magnitude of future change the “end of history illusion.
You can also watch the following video to learn more.
Video: How much will you change in the future? More than you think - Bence Nanay
Questions for Session 1:
1. How much have you changed?
1a. Please share your experience with change in Personality traits / Values / Preferences in the past decade.
1b. Is the change you have experienced for the better, or for the worse?
2. Are you the kind of person who embrace or even enjoy the change? Why or why not?
3. What triggered the change in the past decade?
Questions for Session 2:
4. Can you imagine what kind of person you will become in 10 years from now?
Your teammates are welcomed to help.
5. Is there any way or strategy that helps you transform into the kind of person you desire to be?
6. Jeff Bezos once said "I very frequently get the question: "What's going to change in the next 10 years?" I almost never get the question: "What's not going to change in the next 10 years?"
6a. In personal level, is there any part of you that has not changed in the past decade or decades?
6b. Why hasn't it changed?
3:45 ~ 4:00pm Greetings & Free Talk / Ordering Beverage or Meal / Getting Newcomer’s Information
4:00 ~ 4:10pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
4:10 ~ 4:30pm Introduction and preparation
4:30~4:50 VR practice with English speaking 1
4:50 ~ 5:00pm Regrouping / Instruction Giving / Taking a 10 Minutes Break (Intermission)
5:10 ~ 5:20 Introduction and preparation
5:20 ~ 5:40 pm Group discussion
5:40~6:10 VR practice with English speaking 2&3
6:00 ~ 6:20pm Sharing (20 mins)
6:20 ~ 6:30pm Concluding Remarks / Announcements
Meeting Date: As shown on the Subject Line
Meeting Time: 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Meeting Venue: 丹堤咖啡 Dante Coffee (Minimum Order $80)
1. Newcomers should prepare a two-to-three minute self-introduction in English to deliver when called upon by the host before the start of the discussion. The host may also ask you to give brief feedback about the meeting at the conclusion of the meeting.
2. We conduct the entire meeting in English. All participants should have at least moderate English-conversation skills and be able to articulate your ideas for each discussion question.