Should Behavior Scientists study the ancient wisdom and love in the Bible to understand economic and cultural motivation incentives?
I read an article titled, The Mystery of Motivation, which is interesting to explore the pros and cons of using incentives to motivate people. The article gives a brief overview of how Behavior Scientism have tried various methods to motivate behavior in both humans and animals.
In the USA, our Government has various Bills and Laws to attempt to encourage to be right and good responsible citizens and think about our personal economic and behavior as a society. For example, a 401K Saving Plan Bill to encourage savings in our working years to help subsidize limited Social Security payments to live comfortably in old age and not become a burden to our family and communities.
The Government has numerous Laws to punish lawbreakers from fines to jailtime. However, never enough to offset the costs, so law-abiding taxpayers wind up being penalized to have to pay the costs which are in effect a penalty being paid by the law-abiding to hopefully have government protect them from community lawlessness.
How to convince all of us to consider to consider ancient wisdom incentives of Wisdom and Love in the USA, to help our nation return to the original concepts of The Preamble of our Constitution, will be the purpose of this series of posts.
Old Testament King Solomon
Fear of the LORD is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment. (Proverb 9:10 NLT)
New Testament Jesus Christ
36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Matthew 22:36-40 New International Version (NIV)
In My Opinion
Frankly, if interested in reading and listening to the articles in the Source Links below, and the article examples and explanations in this series of posts. perhaps you will agree with this statement.
The mystery of incentives has been revealed already in the Bible. Behavioral Scientists efforts are just repeating what has been revealed by past generations of the wiser men and women recorded in the Bible.
Why we are in decline in our culture is directly related to wise or foolish incentives, in my opinion.
In My Next Post
I will explore the statement, “Decades of research and centuries of anecdotal evidence show that incentive systems like that of Wells Fargo can backfire,”
Regards and good will blogging
Psychology Today, The Mystery of Motivation
Preamble of the Constitution Excerpt
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of …………
Why We Are In a Cultural Decline