Today I finished reading the book “The Time Paradox” by Philip Zimbardo & John Boyd. I bought this book a couple of months back in train Station book shop when I wanted a book that can give a different perspective from other than what I currently have. With quick glance of the back cover I was impressed with this book. I did not know much about the authors until then and during half of my journey in the book I started watching some tedtalks of Philip Zimbardo and I also came to know about the Standford Prison Experiment.
Basically The authors are trying to explain the Time. Its not the ticking time but more a psychological time perspective of individuals and how that affects or improve their life. The time perspective of the people are classified in to
- Past positive
- Past Negative
- Present Hedonistic
- Present Fatalistic
- Transcedental Futuristic
They derive these six perspective using ZTPI and TFPI Surveys and using these six perspective and the ratio of these perspective on individuals they explain in detail about the the cause and effect and much more. Each chapter contain quotes related to time and perspective from thinkers around the world and how they see world w.r.t Time. Finally they explain about the ideal time perspective and habits to achieve such view.
The Authors explain how a nation suceed or utterly fail just because of their time perspective. Overall it was a nice experience to read the whole book.