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115 Post author: Yvain 27 October 2009 12:45AM

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Comment author: MichaelBishop 27 October 2009 04:03:16PM *  6 points [-]

the self-satisfaction of doing a good deed may fade relatively quickly, while the strengthened commitment to do-gooding persists for longer. That actually fits with Baumeister's view of willpower. He's argued that willpower is like a muscle: when used it tires in the short term but is strengthened for the the long term.

This point significantly undermines the conclusion of the original post.