View Full Version : The Willpower Paradox

07-11-2010, 10:03 PM

Perhaps this lends credence to Russell's famous saw: The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.

Acutely decayed
07-12-2010, 09:16 PM
I wonder if this could be circumvented by saying to oneself in a quizzical way

“ Will I from now on respond to internal directives with the same level of motivation as if they were phrased in an interrogative way?”

At least “Will I Do It?” does not have the same plastic advertising ring of “Just Do It!”, more effective or not ;).