For [Sesame Street’s] 44th season on the air, Cookie Monster was essentially repurposed into a full-time, walking, talking, googly-eyed vehicle for a set of intensely fashionable ideas about psychology and success. The blue Muppet was now … a “poster child for someone needing to master self-regulation skills.”
For the duration of the new season, Cookie [Monster] lusted after his favorite treat as much as ever. But when it came to acting on his desires, he sang, quite literally, a different tune: “Me want it, but me wait.” In sketch after sketch, song after song, he struggled mightily with self-control, strained to keep his focus on long-term goals, and collected mental strategies to delay gratification.
As the capacity to delay gratification seems more and more like destiny, we are becoming a culture obsessed with self-regulation.
Which lends a kind of overpowering weight to the question: If self-control is so important, how are we supposed to achieve it?
Social psychologist David DeSteno, who studies such fascinating things as the interplay of good and evil in each of us and the psychology of trust, examines the new emotional science of self-regulation, looking at the implications of the famous “marshmallow test” – one of the 20th century’s most famous psychology experiments, testing how children’s ability to delay gratification correlates with their capacity for success as adults, an essential component of grit, which we now know is a greater predictor of success than IQ.
DeSteno’s full essay is well worth reading.(via explore-blog)
Some outfit art from the RP blog
the final outfit was picked out by Coldwindscutclean for a prompt u v u
"their chicken is really spicy"
"beware, the injera is spicy"
"the water is spicy"
"the air was spicy"
"The staff was very rude"
"The dim sum restaurant didn’t have a menu"
"They gave me chopsticks"
"They asked me to wash my hands before I sat down to eat, something about traditions? I was humiliated"
"The staff didn’t speak English"
"The chair was spicy"
"The ice was spicy"
"Service was great. Food was great. Couldn’t find parking" - 1 star
'my napkins were only one ply. no free breadsticks”- 1/2 star
"the staff was spicy"
Anonymous said: As a lesbian, I do not care at all about bisexual girls feeling left out or judged in the LGBTQ community. I know that's horrible, especially since my girlfriend is bi, but I find it very revolting when I think about making love with someone that loves taking dick. I fell for my girlfriend without knowing she likes guys and girls. I don't purposefully date bisexual girls and I don't think it's wrong to say that.
I really hope your girlfriend realizes she’s dating a pathetic waste of a human being and finds someone infinitely better.
A lot of lesbians are turned off by the idea of their gf having sex with men. Why is that such a bad thing? Why is it so wrong to only like women who like other women? I think the anon who asked this should be honest with her gf and break up with her though if it’s that much of a turn off.
At first I wasn’t going to reply to comments like these but now that I’ve had a couple of beers the idea of repeatedly hitting my head against a brick wall seems more enjoyable so here we go.
I have a problem with lesbians who claim that they have a “preference” towards dating other lesbians over bisexuals. I understand having a preference, I personally have a preference for girls who are my height or taller than me. However, does this preference make me view my own voice, safety, and representation in my community as superior and of more importance than those I do not have a preference for? Nope. That’s why this anon (and unfortunately other like minded individuals) don’t have a “preference” they are biphobic and overall prejudicial assholes.
If you’re not comfortable dating bisexual people because you feel they will ultimately leave you for the opposite sex or (insert other stereotypical view of bisexuals) you don’t have a preference, you are biphobic, and have some huge insecurities that you should probably deal with before you enter a relationship.
If you’re a lesbian and do not feel comfortable dating a woman who is also attracted to individuals with dicks because you find it “icky” or “gross”, it must blow your mind when you find out your partner likes watermelon and you don’t. How do you even move forward from there? Is the relationship just doomed? And yes it is the same thing. Those individuals are judging someone based on something they cannot control.
Prejudice and phobia inside the queer community is something I will never understand and is absolutely infuriating.
Let go your earthly tether. Empty, and become wind.
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