You know who you are. If you think back, you have always been avoiding the marshmallow. You eat it occasionally – but rarely. You likely live like a monk or abbess. You have some serious austerity to your life. You are pursuing some greater thing – you always have been. You don’t always know what it is, but out there, you know, there is some kind of future in which you get not one, but TWO, marshmallows.
I am one of you, so I know you.
I learned a long time ago that one of the things I am very sincerely good at, uniquely good at, is precisely this skill. Delaying gratification for an insanely long time. An unreasonable amount of time. It has had its uses, for sure.
If you are one of these people – this tribe, like me, I just want to present to you that perhaps, it’s time to consider whether one marshmallow actually is enough. Whether it has enough value for you. Whether you can get what you want out of that single one.
Because if you just eat the marshmallow, guess what, you can just leave the experiment. If you wait for the second marshmallow, once you get it, you have two, but you also waited a really really long time.
So the question is to ask yourself is really – hey, maybe the time is more valuable than the marshmallow.
Think about it.
That’s it. That’s the post.