Oh, The Temptation!


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Could you stare at a marshmallow and not eat it if it meant getting TWO marshmallows just for waiting? It’s hard when you’re a little kid! This cute video is a recreation of a well-known experiment by psychologist Walter Mischel. Link


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"You may have this marshmallow now, but if you'll press this button and shock the child in the next room, I'll give you two."
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This probably explains why I'm not doing so great right now. Had it been toddler-me I would have eaten that marshmallow before it hit the plate and run out screaming "foooootball!" before she left the room. Screw future rewards, Death doesn't follow a schedule.
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