Free

“Because we can be conscious of what we want, we can evaluate the desirability of that desire and, if need be, act to counter that desire.

So in addition to saying that we tend to do what we want to do, we need to insist that we can also ‘step back’ from our actions and desires and reconsider them.  Of course, we don’t always do this, but the fact that we can do so is essential to our freedom.”

–Robert C. Solomon, The Little Philosophy Book

The Marshmallow Experiment

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