[–] cdglow 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Man oh man, deferred gratification is the bedrock of your best life.

  • Eating a giant bowl of ice cream feels good in the moment, but will ruin you long-term.
  • Spending money you don't have on junk you don't need makes you a bit happy temporarily, but screws you long term.
  • Staying home to study rather than going out to a party once in a while has more long-term benefits.
  • Working out and pushing yourself sucks in the moment, but has immense long-term benefits.
  • Having casual sex with randoms feels good for a moment, but has the capability to ruin your life.
  • Drinking or drugs can be fun in the moment, but can end your life.
  • Etc, etc, etc.

Civilization is built on deferring gratification.


[–] Rotteuxx 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Have you read Scott Peck's book The road less traveled ?

It talks about relationships & spirituality while revolving around the subject of delayed gratification. A great book to read once in a while.


[–] PuttItOut 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Great reminder for me to read that book again. +1 Putt Points


[–] Rotteuxx 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That book should be in every high school's curriculum, it had such a great impact on me.