Short Term Rewards and Long Term Consequences

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Delayed gratification yields more marshmallows

Extensive study has been made in psychology that shows the importance of delayed gratification in cognitive health.

Morality has the notion of temptation as a central theme, and their rules are designed to create conditions and incentives that avoid them.

As such it should be a well-understood by anyone with a brain if they would like to operate it with any degree of proficiency.

Temptation and Delayed Gratification are two sides to the same coin. With Temptation you eschew short-term pleasure to avoid negative consequences in the future (usually addiction). With Delayed Gratification you do the same in order to obtain a greater reward.

The manosphere is rather obsessed with this topic so if you research it on social media be careful not to go down the wrong rabbit hole.

Hidden Brain - When to Eat the Marshmallow

Hidden Brain - You, But Better

The Marshmallow Test and Why We Want Instant Gratification

Why Delayed Gratification Is The Key To Success

Vulfpeck - Wait for the Moment