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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

The Key to Resisting Temptation: Admit You Have a Problem

This is a news story for the smokers, the cheaters, and the overeaters. It's also a lesson to those people who look down their noses at anyone who ever succumbs to life's primal urges. A scientific study by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University showed that judgmental people who think they're impervious to temptation are more likely to give in than those who lack the confidence to resist.

I generally give scientists a hard time, but I have to applaud them for this study. Using science to expose hypocrisy and false pride is well worthwhile. Granted, Proverbs 16:18 told us as much a long time ago, but it's still good to get some practical evidence to back it up.

By the way: the photo (and the chocolate) comes from here:


  1. I think you are addiced to blogging! All these comments on your blog, facebook, and otherwise make me sick! And I could go the rest of my life with out them and be just fine without a fix.. er uh.. a comment. Shame on you.



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