Nature and Extrinsic Rewards

I find some level of wisdom and humor in the West Wing.  I am guilty of using clips from a show in the past in a post and now I am guilty of using it again.  Sport and society remain simply too slow at getting and applying the power of intrinsic and avoiding the detriments of extrinsic.  Perhaps the West Wing can push the discussion forward.  Substituting “extrinsic reward” for “nature” in Oliver Babish’s following rant (starting around the 49 sec mark) may shed further light and humor on the subject:

Now subbing in “extrinsic reward” or, sport’s great version of extrinsic, “trophy” where “nature” is mentioned:

[Extrinsic reward] is to be protected from… Like a woman, [trophies] seduce you with [their shininess and beautiful engravings and the public adoration that accompany]… and then they break your ankle. Also like a woman.

Sounds like extrinsic rewards can be quite dangerous…


0 Responses to “Nature and Extrinsic Rewards”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Share This Article

Bookmark and Share

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 94 other followers

On Twitter @ahnaylor

On Twitter @MentalCoachMatt


%d bloggers like this: