Wednesday, April 2, 2008

All is not lost if you haven't developed the capacity yet...

I've previously written about my opinion that many adult Americans would probably fail the Stanford Marshmallow Test, which to our detriment as a society has led us to be impulsive, debt-ridden, over-consumers.

However, if a person hasn't developed the capacity for willpower by age five (the average age of the Stanford Marshmallow Test subjects), it isn't too late. An article in the New York Times today reports that one can develop one's willpower capacity even as an adult.

Consider it exercise for your mind.

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