Friday, September 29, 2006

Delayed Gratification

Delayed gratification is a person's ability to wait for things they want. Those who lack this ability are in need of instant gratification. How good are you at delaying gratification? Or do you need instant satisfaction? Do you suffer from poor impulse control? Does it make you a better person if you can delay gratification? Apparently, the answer is yes. In reading about delayed gratification, I came across this popular marshmallow experiment that concludes if you can wait for the reward you will be more successful in life. Delayed gratification is a necessary trait for life success.

My argument:
But if you are good at delaying gratification could that just mean you are afraid to go after what you want, afraid to be successful? If you decide to delay a life's passion, will you ever have the chance to do it? Life may just get in the way. Don't deny what you want, go for it! Clearly, delayed gratification is necessary and respectable. However, let's indulge in life more and take action for immediate gratification. Enjoy life!

Before I go, let me leave you with this:
I'm not particularly good at delayed gratification, but I can be if need be.

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