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June 06, 2009



I remember reading about this a while back myself and finding it rather interesting. I think the basic theory is that some people will subscribe to 'short term pain for long term gain' more than others.


Yeah, but how do you teach it? As an educator I see it everyday-those who can sit still and those who can't. Why was I able to do it while some of my contemporaries couldn't? Psychology fascinates me.


I don't know if everything can be taught, despite what the self help books tell you. This seems very much one of those 'nature' rather than 'nurture' phenomena. Psychology fascinates me too, and I wish I'd become one instead of an accountant (...anything but an accountant!). My old uni friend (also did accounting) is studying it now - if only accounting didn't pay so well...

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