Against willpower: an idea that needs to be scrapped | Curio

Against willpower: an idea that needs to be scrapped

16 mins | Apr 11, 2019

We seem to view willpower as a muscle-like force that can resist cravings, not over-indulge or stop us from spiraling into debt - a notion that has been reinforced since Victorian moralizing. But Carl Erik Fisher, writing in Nautilus, looks into why these ideas are having a pernicious effect by distracting us from accurate ways of understanding our own psychology.

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From Nautilus magazine