Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self
The Theory Of Mind
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Self-control, an ability to overcome your current state of want or desire, and appreciate the needs of your future self, is similar to the feelings of empathy and selflessness, which essentially is the same ability projected on others.
The feelings of self-control and empathy generate from the area of our brain known as the right temporoparietal junction.
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