Self-control is one of those things that pretty much everyone wishes they had more of. If only you had the willpower to get up early for a run, to stick to your diet day after day, to avoid overindulging at the bar, to resist the temptation to spend your entire paycheck at American Science and Surplus. But some psychologists suggest that we as a society might be overemphasizing the importance of self-control — and missing the moments when maintaining control is actually hurting us.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas July 6, 2018
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