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When_MP_Attacks
07-11-2010, 09:03 PM
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-willpower-paradox

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, 08:16 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 ;).