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Marshmallows and Gratification

A TED talk by Joachim de Posada.


A girl in the experiment is sniffing her marshmallow.


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Does Delaying Gratification Make You Successful?

In this short talk from TED U, Joachim de Posada shares an experiment on delayed gratification—and how it can predict future success. With priceless video of kids trying their hardest not to eat the marshmallow.

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What Does Success Mean to You?
When Colin Beavan, aka No Impact Man, heard about this experiment, he had a question. Beavan wondered what success is: Does it mean to make more money? Does it mean to get more stuff? Does it mean to climb higher on the career ladder? Or perhaps real success is how much we've loved or been loved or given.


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