Alain de Botton / School of Life
Hi SuperBetter community! I've been reading /Religion for Atheists/ by Alain de Botton, and found a section on annotating successes and dictating behaviors with symbolic rewards -- that is, parents tasking their children using 'star charts' -- very relevant to what SuperBetter's project is. I'll cite two sentences but you can track down the text on Amazon's search inside this book pp75-77.
"If the idea of an adult star chart seems odd but not wholly without merit, it is because we are aware, in our more mature moments, of the scale of our imperfections and the depths of our childishness. There is so much that we would like to do but never end up doing and so many ways of behaving that we subscribe to in our hearts but ignore in our day-to-day lives. However, in a world obsessed with freedom, there are few voices left that ever dare to exhort us to act well... we are holding to an unhelpfully sophisticated view of ourselves if we think that we are always above hearing well-placed, blunt and simply structured reminders about kindness."
Anyway, mostly just sharing, not a product suggestion -- though I wouldn't doubt that de Botton would delight in making a School of Life powerpack filled with interesting quests. Superbetter is fantastic, helping me and my friends both; thanks much.