deferred gratification


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deferred gratification

the conscious postponement of immediate emotional satisfaction in order to achieve longer-term goals. Such an orientation to longer-term goals is, for example, sometimes seen as an important dimension of educational achievement (see Bernstein, 1971).
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We need to stress, among other values, deferred gratification, entrepreneurship, self-reliance, efficacy, hard work, creativity, a need for achievement in various skills, and seriousness about tasks, job, family and obligations.
It is a culture of saving--of deferred gratification that Weber calls ascetic--and dedication to the highest level of productivity at work.
A crumbly exterior gave way to a samosa-like filling and it was a test in deferred gratification, after the first bite, to go back and savour it slowly rather than chuck the whole lot in at once.
In other words, we may be starting to see a shift toward deferred gratification.
Pundits worried that via rap music, acceptance of such behaviors was creeping up the social ladder, undermining the efforts of ordinary Americans to imbue their children with a commitment to deferred gratification, hard work, and marriage.
He believes his generation doesn't need to suffer the same deferred gratification.
As for the self-made millionaires who do have some luxury in their lives - it usually followed many years of deferred gratification.
he knows all too well that transcendence is found in deferred gratification.
Having eaten my main too fast I was stuffed but Steph, who understands deferred gratification, ordered a sticky toffee pudding.
As in so many areas of life, deferred gratification delivers far sweeter pleasures than gorging greedily and immediately.
This was really just a study in deferred gratification, but quite by accident the researchers who did it happened to notice later that the kids who had managed to resist the marshmallow did much better in school, did much better in life.
In humans, deferred gratification has been linked to academic achievement.