Oh, The Temptation from Steve V on Vimeo.

Remember that article in The New Yorker about kids and self-control and marshmallows? This is the video that was never made of that study.

Ever since I read it, I’ve been preoccupied by that story. Would I have eaten the marshmallow? Is there a way to reverse engineer my way back through my life to see what I’d have done? That theoretical marshmallow could have determined the course of the rest of my life. If only I’d known.


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2 Comments on “Temptation”

  1. Erica
    September 23, 2009 at 8:31 pm #

    Seriously, what kid wouldn’t eat that marshmallow! I think it’s all rigged….

  2. beth
    September 28, 2009 at 9:34 am #

    yeah, this just inspired me to make rice krispie treats and then, polish off the batch in a 20 hour time period. I think it is safe to assume, I would have eaten the marshmallow.

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