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"Temptation" is

a strong urge or desire to have or do something

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"To yield" means

to agree to do or accept something that you have been resisting : to stop trying to resist or oppose something

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Time perspective is

how we divide the flow of our experience into time zones or time categories

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"Abstinence" means

the practice of not doing or having something that is wanted or enjoyable

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"To anticipate" means

to think of (something that will or might happen in the future) and (usually) to prepare for it

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Cost-benefit analysis

Weighing the pros and the cons of doing something and choosing that which is rationally better

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A "paradox" refers to

a person, thing or situation that has two opposite features and therefore seems strange ex. "Is the answer to this question 'No'?"

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"Hedonism" is

the belief that pleasure is the most important thing in life

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"Fatalism" is

the belief that events are decided by fate and that you cannot control them

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"Transcendental" means

going beyond the limits of human knowledge, experience or reason, especially in a religious or spiritual way

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"Optimum" means

(also optimal) the best possible; producing the best possible results

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"Sacrifice" means

giving up something important or valuable to you in order to get or do something that seems more important

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PTSD is an acronym for

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder