Straight to the point, let's get straight to the point. This time we need to read the whole text with a question:
When you are competing with others (e.g., sports, playing competitive games), if you lose, you will be unwilling and uncomfortable, where does this feeling come from?
In fact, whether in your work or life, you may have felt that when others get more (take advantage and win), they feel as if they have suffered losses.
For example, Brother Z's company began to prepare for the annual meeting program last week, and found a few small partners to collect different types of programs to make alternatives (for example, Xiaoming is responsible for finding dance classes, Xiaohong is responsible for finding language classes), which vaguely show some subtle states (of course, not everyone), such as:
Almost, if you put so much effort into yourself, will others do the same. In case others are lazy, I will not lose money.
Almost got it, anyway, there is no requirement for the number, and others are also looking for, and in the end, I can't choose my not to waste it.
What is the essence of the cause Latest Mailing Database of this phenomenon? In fact, everyone understands this matter as a "zero-sum game". If the joint completion of a thing is 100%, I feel that I have lost 60% of my energy, but if I put in 40% of my energy, I have earned.
This is a very real problem. Moreover, from this point of view, in fact, the whole society is based on a zero-sum game, because we are in an environment where the total amount of resources on the earth is limited. That is, each of us is dividing up 100% of the resources on the planet.
First, the essence of the "zero-sum game"
Let me directly move a Baidu Encyclopedia explanation:
"Zero-sum game" is actually a concept of game theory, also known as zero-sum game. Refers to the parties involved in the game, under strict competition, the gains of one party must mean the losses of the other party, and the sum of the gains and losses of all parties in the game is always "zero", and there is no possibility of cooperation between the two sides.
If the previous cases are not enough to reflect the "interests", let's look at some scenarios. Brother Z has been doing technology for 7 years, to name a common example among developers:
There is an implementation of a business function that needs to be done jointly by Project A and Project B. Project A feels that you can do less verification judgment, anyway, the downstream will do, so that you can save your own development time. It even goes so far as reducing the amount of code and increasing maintenance costs. For downstream project B, you may not need to test it, anyway, the upstream will test. Wait for him to give me the bug, anyway, even if I test him, I still have to test.
Overall, the following results can occur:
The quality of the project is low, and it is thought that the downstream will achieve the verification of "perfection", and the actual shortage is less than two.