” This study shows children with self control turn into healthier and wealthier adults,” he said.
“Then isn’t it a pity that self control is only really exercised when we resist things we want and persist at things that are difficult?” she said.
“We’d all be healthier and wealthier if we got the same benefit from giving in to our wants and giving up on what’s difficult.”
“But giving in and giving up don’t take self control,” he said.
“More’s the pity,” she said. “It’d be so much easier to do less of them if they did.”