there is a famous psychological study wherein a child is placed in a blank room and sat in front of a table. On top of the table is a plate containing one large marshmallow. The child is instructed that if he waits he can have two marshmallows but if he eats this one, he doesn’t get another. This is the test of a novel writer. You might get to lick the marshmallow and taste the sweetness on your tongue but you can’t eat the marshmallow.
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