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We Didn’t Eat the Marshmallow. The Marshmallow Ate Us.

We Didn’t Eat the Marshmallow. The Marshmallow Ate Us.:

A fun but interesting analysis of the old Marshmallow/ instant gratification test.

We want the instant gratification of an easy answer. We want to hear that character traits can be taught like algebra and geometry and that if you can resist eating a marshmallow at 4, you possess the secret to a successful life. We want the world to be a big fluffy marshmallow, and we want to gobble it up. We want to eat the first marshmallow, but get the second one, too.

We Didn’t Eat the Marshmallow. The Marshmallow Ate Us.:

A fun but interesting analysis of the old Marshmallow/ instant gratification test.

We want the instant gratification of an easy answer. We want to hear that character traits can be taught like algebra and geometry and that if you can resist eating a marshmallow at 4, you possess the secret to a successful life. We want the world to be a big fluffy marshmallow, and we want to gobble it up. We want to eat the first marshmallow, but get the second one, too.

By Max Tatton-Brown

Max Tatton-Brown is founder and MD of Augur, and has written for publications including the Guardian, Sifted and TechCrunch.

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