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Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« on: 26/10/2006 18:19:46 »
*giggles*

There's an experiment that was filmed with hidden cameras that demonstrated how young children have so little control of their emotions...no problem there...it's perfectly normal as it is beyond their capability to control these feelings...their brain is not physically advanced yet to exercise such control......... So, when your child throws a tantrum...they are not really being naughty...they really just can't help themselves....the little bra....erhhmm...Darlings !!!


Anyway, it was such a cute experiment to watch. The child would be sat in a room filled with sweets....They would be sat at a desk and one sweet would be placed on it. Then Mummy or daddy would say something along the lines of " If you can not eat this sweet for the few minutes that I have to go make a call, then when I come back you can have three times as many !!"....all the kids agreed.

LOL...despite knowing the obvious rewards if they showed patience,.two thirds of the children could not resist the irresistible temptation of the tasty sweet in front of them..LOL..sooooooo cute !!


As GRUPS (GRownUPs) have YOU ever been filled with something that has literally made you go neurotic with temptation and the urge to satiate it has been overwhelming to the point where it's like a loss of sanity ?

Are you an impulse buyer when out shopping or just looking through shop windows ?




I have to say I DO impulse buy....when I do do food shopping ...I ususally do it at the worse possible time ...ususally when I'm hungry !!....but I can't immediately think of an irresistable urge that made me lose it !!........and You ?


Whajafink ?
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Re: Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« Reply #1 on: 26/10/2006 19:31:27 »

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Re: Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« Reply #2 on: 26/10/2006 23:54:08 »
hmm...

Im not so sure what you mean, Hadrian. *cough, lemon meringue* Did you say you wanted Apple *cough, lemon* pie? or was it pumpkin *cough* pie?

what do you think neilep? :P

with me, It has to be pumpkin pie.

what is it with pies? :o
 

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Re: Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« Reply #3 on: 27/10/2006 00:15:23 »
LOL....Me thinks if we hold dangle some Lemon Meringue Pie  in front of Hadrian we could get him to go anywhere !...I have to say.. me luffs the lemon meringue pie too !!..oh gawwwwwwwwd !!

Actually....Science_guy is right !!...it is Lemon Meringue Pie you mean is it Hadrian ?.. ;)


Now, PUMPKIN PIE !!..hmmmmmm !!...I have never tried it !!...I presume it's sweet yes ?....

Oh..I just love all types of pie...but not with cinnamon....yeuchh !!...that's the devils sex piss !!..LOL
 

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Re: Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« Reply #4 on: 27/10/2006 00:48:16 »
you've never had pumpkin pie!?!?!?!?  you must not be from the USA then, I am now convinced.  Pumpkin is the dish everybody wants during Thanksgiving dinners! who cares about the turkey, its all about the pumpkin pie, cover it it whipped cream and you find yourself in heaven on a fork.

wait... you DO know what Thanksgiving is, right?
 

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Re: Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« Reply #5 on: 27/10/2006 02:09:15 »
you've never had pumpkin pie!?!?!?!?  you must not be from the USA then, I am now convinced.  Pumpkin is the dish everybody wants during Thanksgiving dinners! who cares about the turkey, its all about the pumpkin pie, cover it it whipped cream and you find yourself in heaven on a fork.

wait... you DO know what Thanksgiving is, right?

Oh yes !!..me knows what Thanksgiving is...but Yep, you're right..I'm here in good old London and am well aware that you guys are about to go Pumpkin Mad !!..YAYYYYYYYY !!...however....Halloween is by no means as large scale a celebration over here as it is in your neck of the woods..we're getting there though...!!!........and so..although pumpkin is available...it's just not consumed any where near the quantities you guys digest it !.....I have eaten Pumpkin though...but not Pumpkin Pie !!....hmmmmmmmmm...it DOES sound nice and yummy though !!
 

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Re: Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« Reply #6 on: 27/10/2006 02:20:12 »
I have no control over my emotions and cannot resist temptation when Corky puts on his camouflage hunting boots and shorts. ;)
 

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Re: Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« Reply #7 on: 27/10/2006 03:21:24 »
I have no control over my emotions and cannot resist temptation when Corky puts on his camouflage hunting boots and shorts. ;)

LOL Carolyn.......even that image has got me going too !! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY !!  ;) ;)
 

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Re: Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« Reply #8 on: 27/10/2006 03:45:01 »
Yes there is, but not a food, but I must say not something I can discuss in a science forum!! Unquinchable indeedy!

By the way Neil if you really hate cinnimon and I know you do, You will not like pumpkin pie as it has cinnimon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves and I think ginger in it, IT is heavenly, but I Love cinnamon although the other spices really blend well and make it scrumptous.. I like lemon pie without the meringue and Blackberry pie is my favorite, then Pumpkin My family love stawberry Rhubarb, Rasberry is delicious. I don't like coconut or chocolate pie.. I love banana creme, seldom eat pies though, maybe once or twice a year on the holidays... Pumpkin pie with real hand whipped cream!! Hummmmmmmm!Yummy!
 

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Re: Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« Reply #9 on: 27/10/2006 04:01:51 »
Yes there is, but not a food, but I must say not something I can discuss in a science forum!! Unquinchable indeedy!

By the way Neil if you really hate cinnimon and I know you do, You will not like pumpkin pie as it has cinnimon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves and I think ginger in it, IT is heavenly, but I Love cinnamon although the other spices really blend well and make it scrumptous.. I like lemon pie without the meringue and Blackberry pie is my favorite, then Pumpkin My family love stawberry Rhubarb, Rasberry is delicious. I don't like coconut or chocolate pie.. I love banana creme, seldom eat pies though, maybe once or twice a year on the holidays... Pumpkin pie with real hand whipped cream!! Hummmmmmmm!Yummy!


Oh my Gawwwwwwwwwdd !!...Pumpkin Pie is the devils arse fungus !!!

I hate cinnamon, I hate allspice..I hate cloves..and I absolutely hate ginger.......*retches*

Oh well...it was a nice fantasy whilst it lasted...
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Re: Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« Reply #10 on: 27/10/2006 06:07:40 »
I so told you you would not like it...DON"T Listen To me.... NO... You have been complaining about cinnimon forever... We all know you hate it!! I Love it... Hot Rice in a bowl with milk and a tad of cinnamon and sugar ooooh good! I have a recipe with those spices and they are for a sourdough chocolate chip oatmeal cookie that is to die for!! YOU  would NOT even TOUCH IT to YOUR LIPS YOU BIG BABY! LOL!!  Tisk Tisk Tisk!!! Shame on you insulting cooks all over the world... WHY I NEVER!!!LOL...
 

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Re: Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« Reply #11 on: 27/10/2006 06:13:42 »
Yes there is, but not a food, but I must say not something I can discuss in a science forum!! Unquinchable indeedy!

By the way Neil if you really hate cinnimon and I know you do, You will not like pumpkin pie as it has cinnimon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves and I think ginger in it, IT is heavenly, but I Love cinnamon although the other spices really blend well and make it scrumptous.. I like lemon pie without the meringue and Blackberry pie is my favorite, then Pumpkin My family love stawberry Rhubarb, Rasberry is delicious. I don't like coconut or chocolate pie.. I love banana creme, seldom eat pies though, maybe once or twice a year on the holidays... Pumpkin pie with real hand whipped cream!! Hummmmmmmm!Yummy!


Oh my Gawwwwwwwwwdd !!...Pumpkin Pie is the devils arse fungus !!!

I hate cinnamon, I hate allspice..I hate cloves..and I absolutely hate ginger.......*retches*

Oh well...it was a nice fantasy whilst it lasted...
;D ;D

I'm not a big fan of cinnamin either.  My favorite pie is so simple.  Graham cracker crust and Jello cook and serve vanilla pudding.  OOOHHHHH it's the best.
Like almost as much as studmuffin in those boots.....almost.
 

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Re: Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« Reply #12 on: 27/10/2006 06:56:25 »
LOL.. Carolyn I do know what you mean.... I have never had that kind of pie unless that is creme pie..? Chocolate?
 

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Re: Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« Reply #13 on: 27/10/2006 07:02:17 »
Yes there is, but not a food, but I must say not something I can discuss in a science forum!! Unquinchable indeedy!

By the way Neil if you really hate cinnimon and I know you do, You will not like pumpkin pie as it has cinnimon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves and I think ginger in it, IT is heavenly, but I Love cinnamon although the other spices really blend well and make it scrumptous.. I like lemon pie without the meringue and Blackberry pie is my favorite, then Pumpkin My family love stawberry Rhubarb, Rasberry is delicious. I don't like coconut or chocolate pie.. I love banana creme, seldom eat pies though, maybe once or twice a year on the holidays... Pumpkin pie with real hand whipped cream!! Hummmmmmmm!Yummy!


Oh my Gawwwwwwwwwdd !!...Pumpkin Pie is the devils arse fungus !!!

I hate cinnamon, I hate allspice..I hate cloves..and I absolutely hate ginger.......*retches*

Oh well...it was a nice fantasy whilst it lasted...
;D ;D

I'm not a big fan of cinnamin either.  My favorite pie is so simple.  Graham cracker crust and Jello cook and serve vanilla pudding.  OOOHHHHH it's the best.
Like almost as much as studmuffin in those boots.....almost.

YAAAAAYYYYY!!!  Sombody I can relate to!

that is my second favorite pie for two reasons:

1)It is extremely delicious.

2)a 15 year-old high-school introvert(me) can do it!
 

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Re: Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« Reply #14 on: 27/10/2006 07:59:27 »
It is very good Pie.. must have whipped creme.. real whipped creme....
 

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Re: Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« Reply #15 on: 27/10/2006 13:36:25 »
I don't know all those delicious things, but, reading about them, I would like to eat them!

About the experiment in the initial question, maybe there is an answer: children are more intelligent than what we usually believe because they understand that, in the real world, is better to have something now for sure than something said to have in the future!
 

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Re: Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« Reply #16 on: 27/10/2006 14:47:07 »
Thinking about the experiment, I think it may be related to another phenomenon, that time seems more compressed as we get older (i.e. to someone of my age, a year or two seems a short period of time, whereas to a young child, the same feeling of time passing can relate to a period of a few months).

So, taking that into account, if you were told that you could have something now, or have substantially more in 6 months time maybe that should be more of the adult comparison.

Ofcourse, and Alberto was saying, we also don't know what the children's past experience regarding broken promises might have been.
 

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Re: Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« Reply #17 on: 27/10/2006 15:48:59 »
 Quote:   "As GRUPS (GRownUPs) have YOU ever been filled with something that has literally made you go neurotic with temptation and the urge to satiate it has been overwhelming to the point where it's like a loss of sanity ?"

Are you an impulse buyer when out shopping or just looking through shop windows ?




I have to say I DO impulse buy....when I do do food shopping ...I ususally do it at the worse possible time ...ususally when I'm hungry !!....but I can't immediately think of an irresistable urge that made me lose it !!........and You ?


Whajafink ?  ( as Quoted By Neil)



Well Yes.  to both questions, and I do impulse by when shopping for food. For other things I am a window shopper, on occassion I will buy something on impulse, not often though!
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Re: Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« Reply #18 on: 27/10/2006 17:24:20 »
I don't plan food shopping trips very well, so inevitably there is an element of impulse buy, but I am not in general an impulse buyer (in fact, I am not generally an impulse person).

When I was about 14/15 years old, I saw a book I wanted to buy, cost 14UKP (lot of money in 1971), and it took me a year before I finally decided to buy it.

The flip side of this is that I can sometimes be very bad at decision making, always feeling that I have inadequate information to make any decision, and always waiting to know more before I decide on something.  This certainly applies to shopping, where I will often put off deciding what to buy until I have learnt more about it.  By the time I do decide to buy something, as likely as not I will know more about it that the shop assistant who is selling it to me.
 

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Re: Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« Reply #19 on: 27/10/2006 17:46:31 »
The premise of the program was the development of the human mind and how the physical make up affects the decision process at key ages.

They did another experiment which was fascinating.

They took two groups of kids...they all looked about the sae age apart from one key difference..they were just on either side of puberty !

Each child had to view quickly images of expressions and then react by pressing button to indicate the expression..ie: sad, happy, angry, pensive, expressionless !!

Well, the results were that the younger children were far far quicker  (2-1)to recognize the expression than the ones who were pubescent !

The conclusion is that puberty screws up your mind !! ..LOL..this helps to explain why pubescent teenagers tend to be rebellious and without the ability to sympathise or empathise.....their minds are just too hectic dealing with the onset of puberty !
 

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Re: Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« Reply #20 on: 27/10/2006 18:41:15 »
[sarcastic]Oh no!  that means somthing must be horribly wrong with me just because i dont conform with every nuance of teenage society![/sarcastic]
 

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Re: Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« Reply #21 on: 27/10/2006 20:02:44 »
[sarcastic]Oh no!  that means somthing must be horribly wrong with me just because i dont conform with every nuance of teenage society![/sarcastic]

LOL....you are a star here young chap !!!


You Pumpkin Pie Devils Arse Fungus Lover !!!....LOL

If there's something horribly wrong with you then you're in the right place !! ...you just keep on being YOU !! ;)
 

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Re: Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« Reply #22 on: 29/10/2006 11:32:10 »
That must mean there is something horribly wrong with all of us else why are we here? LOL Hummmm...  Well I haven't figured out all of my inadequacies yet but I will be sure to work on them as I figure them out!
 

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Re: Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« Reply #23 on: 06/11/2006 16:21:33 »
you've never had pumpkin pie!?!?!?!?  you must not be from the USA then, I am now convinced.  Pumpkin is the dish everybody wants during Thanksgiving dinners! who cares about the turkey, its all about the pumpkin pie, cover it it whipped cream and you find yourself in heaven on a fork.

wait... you DO know what Thanksgiving is, right?

Ugh!  Not me....I make it where it does not have pumpkin spice, nutmeg and cinnamon is best...with some eaglebrand milk to make it creamy....I won't eat anyone elses...as it is disgusting...my pie choice would be billionaires pie...mmmm creamy....
 

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Re: Why can I resist everything except temptation?
« Reply #24 on: 06/11/2006 16:28:24 »
Thanks for telling me now...don't do too much pumpkin pie...in fact, where I am traveling to for Thanksgiving...it is a must I make the sweet potatoe pie...Cheri's daughter is already calling me...she makes the chocolate cream pie...and I make the potato and pumpkin....the pumpkin does not need all of those nasty spices...I would rather choke on 100 year old fruit cake...
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