The Benefits of Delaying Gratification - Lessons For Ants!

warsaw

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The way I see it, there are two paths we can take in any given situation: one is the path of avoiding pain in the moment, and the other is the more difficult path of delaying pleasure for a bigger purpose. Our cultural norms encourage us to seek Band-Aid solutions and temporary comforts—basically, whatever it takes to ease our discomfort now. This is apparent in the prevalence of casinos, commercials for psychiatric medications, and get rich quick schemes in our culture. Some people don’t see the value in having patience during difficult times or working toward a goal; they want to lose the weight now and would rather buy the latest, greatest cell phone than save for retirement. We often make our life choices according to how we can avoid pain in the moment and, in doing so, fail to see that the path of delayed gratification is sometimes where the real solutions to our problems lie.

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BJ22

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WArsaw is on point. If Ants didn't go for CTB.... surge would happen. Ants did this to themselves. Look at ants who need the instapay function...LOL.
 

NorCalPhil

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WArsaw is on point. If Ants didn't go for CTB.... surge would happen. Ants did this to themselves. Look at ants who need the instapay function...LOL.
Meh... can't blame something on ants when they have zero control over this system. You can't avoid CTB in hopes surge will happen. When the system changes, you have to adapt what you do to try and earn what you can. The only thing that would result in change is if drivers stop driving en mass, and even that is suspect. Its their platform, they dictate the terms. All an ant can do is figure out how to best live in the new reality.
 

warsaw

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Meh... can't blame something on ants when they have zero control over this system. You can't avoid CTB in hopes surge will happen. When the system changes, you have to adapt what you do to try and earn what you can. The only thing that would result in change is if drivers stop driving en mass, and even that is suspect. Its their platform, they dictate the terms. All an ant can do is figure out how to best live in the new reality.
Spoken Like A True Uber Company Representative!

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