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The Mathew Effect

The Matthew effect describes a situation where those who already have an advantage, like wealth, knowledge, or social status, tend to accumulate even more advantage over time. The term comes from the Gospel of Matthew (25:29): "For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath." Here are some specific areas where the Matthew effect can be seen: Education : Students who start school with strong reading skills tend to improve faster, while those who struggle initially fall further behind. Science : Established scientists tend to get more credit for research, even if the work was done by lesser-known colleagues. Networks : People with higher social status often have access to powerful networks of connections. Intergenerational Mobility : Children born into privilege are more likely to maintain or improve their social status than those born into poverty. The Matthew effect play


Gratification refers to the feeling of satisfaction or pleasure when a desire or need is fulfilled. It is a positive emotional response that motivates to seek out rewarding experiences. Gratification can be: Physical gratification : This includes basic needs like hunger, thirst, and sleep, as well as sensory pleasures like enjoying a delicious meal or a relaxing massage. Emotional gratification : Feeling happy, loved, secure, or accomplished can all be sources of emotional gratification. Social gratification : Connecting with others, feeling a sense of belonging, and receiving praise or approval can be socially gratifying. Mental gratification : Learning something new, solving a problem, or completing a challenging task can provide mental gratification. Humans are naturally wired to seek gratification. It plays a crucial role in our survival and well-being. The anticipation of gratification motivates to take action and pursue goals. Now a days there is a strong emphasis on ins