I related to this more than I'm comfortable to admit. My take on the marshmallow game was slightly different though. I imagined that if I waited another five minutes (in addition to the prescribed five minutes) then I'd get three marshmallows, or maybe even four (depending on whether the number of marshmallows was increased incrementally or doubled). Either way, the longer I waited, the more marshmallows I'd get, right? No. They just take the plate away and assume that you don't like marshmallows. It's a veritable lose-lose situation.

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