a black day near white river
Tragically, and dangerously, many of reward systems are unconscious. In essence I have come to believe that what groups reward are specific behaviours, which, more often than not, have not been defined or explicitly named, but are immensely powerful. This is where I then branch off into some of Walter Wink’s thinking.
He said to me that “She gets 75% of nearly nothing now”. He had other money stashed away, so he didn even need the job and he had the house and it equity as well. Also, no kids, so there was no child support. After years of blood, sweat, guts and tears, my dream was over. Fell into depression, didn’t know what to do or where to turn. Eventually, I picked myself back up again, said fuck this and refocused and committed myself to a different path.
Experiments using the Skinner box were likewise pretty consistent. The rat was presented with a stimuli say, a green light prompting the rat to interact with some levers or buttons in some fashion. If the rat performed the prescribed action, it received a reward.
Her love never wavered. Though in her last years you guys didn’t see her as much as you or she wanted, whenever you did, she was all over you. You were back! Her kids were back! And, that was all that mattered to her in those moments of joy, It didn’t matter that you hadn’t been there.
“I get to be in charge for a couple of days, but I never have to yell at anybody,” Klein said. “It’s an honor for me at the age of 58 to still be involved with kids. I enjoy doing it and it has turned into a full time job for me. “Is this something that interests just TV people? Because we pay $1 billion a year for the right to televise those games, and we need to be protected to some degree,” he says, noting that the ratings for the no stars Cavs Warriors game were ABC’s lowest for a Saturday night NBA broadcast in recent memory. “You can’t pay for steak and lobster and get meatloaf. There’s got to be some kind of make good, because we don’t get what we bought.
The viceroy is one of the most well known cases of “mimicry” among North American butterflies. The thinking among experts is that the monarch, which eats milkweed, is made poisonous by the caustic sap in the milkweed plant. This means that birds and other predators who have tried a nasty tasting orange butterfly in the past will think twice when confronted with another one.
After the interview, some questions and a reading, the audience went row by row to get their books autographed. The huge line resembled airport security you even had to hold your ticket out, but no one was peevish. There were smiles and laughter everywhere.