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Day 4: The Future Self Now

I always find those inspirational quotes at times annoying. If you believe than you can achieve. Really? My leg is broken, now what. Ironically, I found this… 275 more words

The present self vs. the future self

In his book “Decartes Error”, Antonio Damsio offers a definition on will power: “Willpower is just another name for the idea of choosing according to long-term outcome rather than short-term ones.” 789 more words


The Divided Self

Navigating conflicting preferences, our own and those of others

We sometimes behave as if we had two selves, one who wants healthy lungs and another who enjoys smoking; one who desires to improve himself by studying hard and another would rather watch TV or socialize. 887 more words

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