Thursday, January 26, 2012

Catching up over a thousands years later

That is studies of psychology, like this one, http://bps-research-digest.blogspot.com/2011/03/envy-is-stronger-motivator-than.html. It found "it was the participants who felt more envy, rather than admiration, who said they planned to work harder in the next semester.


Well, chazal picked up on that point a long time ago with the saying "Kinas sofrim tarbe chachma." (Bava Basra 21a)- {Jealousy among scholars increases wisdom.] 

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