Re: Hacking your own motivational and emotional systems, how dangerous?

From: Stathis Papaioannou (
Date: Thu Oct 25 2007 - 18:02:12 MDT

On 26/10/2007, Byrne Hobart <> wrote:

> It might be a question of timing, or of immediacy: lots of people 1)
> want to be thin in the future, but 2) want to eat Doritos now. Being
> able to immediately experience the un-thinning nature of Doritos would
> make their behavior more in line with their goals.

Another strategy would be to make eating one Dorito at least as
enjoyable and satisfying as eating the whole packet, or to make the
contemplation and denial of Dorito-eating more delicious than the
actual eating would be.

Stathis Papaioannou

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