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Summary This post is based on western academic literature on self-control. We will see that self-control by individuals is used to fight desire and can depend on principles, a monitoring process and personal capability (willpower). Willpower can vary between individuals, but it can be developed. Self control vs. desire In this 1991 paper by Stephen Hoch and George Loewenstein: http://www.cmu.edu/dietrich/sds/docs/loewenstein/TimeInconsistConSelf.pdf it’s argued that cons

Haji 2003

Haji 2003 in Lifestyle

Delaying gratification

Summary Delayed gratification is associated with better long-term outcomes for individuals. Time spent in prayer and other religious rituals are means by which individuals delay the gratification of enjoying worldly experiences and they are an investment in the gratification of rewards to be gained in the afterlife. Moreover time spent in these activities changes what counts as gratification for participants. How delayed gratification works  One of the ideas that helps explain the

Haji 2003

Haji 2003 in Lifestyle

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