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We live in a quick-fix society where we need instant gratification for everything. Too fat? Get lipo-sucked. Stringy hair? Glue on extensions. Wrinkles and lines? Head to the beauty shop for a pot of the latest miracle skin stuff. It's all a beautiful £1 billion con foisted upon insecure women by canny cosmetic conglomerates.
Hip-hop is an instant gratification, winners and losers circle, and often those who are losing give up after three or four, five years.
Instant gratification takes too long.
As we get past our superficial material wants and instant gratification we connect to a deeper part of ourselves, as well as to others, and the universe.
I'm good friends with The Rock, and I talk to him all the time. And he says that, even though his movie career has taken off, he misses the instant gratification of wrestling, and the live crowds, and I could see being that way myself.
Kindness is not about instant gratification. More often, it's akin to a low-risk investment that appreciates steadily over time.
In a world where people are hungry for quick fixes and sound bites, for instant gratification, there's no patience for the long, slow rebuilding process: implementing after-school programs, hiring more community workers to act as mentors, adding more job training programs in marginalized areas.
We must accept all of God's will for us, not just those portions that happen to appeal and bring instant gratification and pleasure to us.
Why are young adults so self-centered and always seeking instant gratification? Because older adults, often in positions of power, paint them that way.
I do music because I can just pick up my guitar and sing, and completely satisfy, instant gratification. I don't need a script, I don't people, I don't need anything, cameras, I just have myself and my guitar, or keyboard.
Instant gratification is not soon enough.
One of the problems of organizing in the North, in the rich countries, is that people tend to think - even the activists - that instant gratification is required. You constantly hear: 'Look I went to a demonstration, and we didn't stop the war so what's the use of doing it again?'
When you are a rock star in front of 20,000 people, you receive instant gratification. A rock star on tour is a king in his domain.
We live in a world of instant gratification, the world of the quick fix.
When I was writing my dissertation, I wrote about Freud and the process of sublimation, which is when you learn to stop breast-feeding, or stop going to the toilet whenever you want to. It's about learning to repress a desire for instant gratification.
Bat for Lashes
The public is usually slow to catch on to new things, and it's important that musicians stick to their guns and not look for that instant gratification.
I think I definitely enjoy recording, but I think it's more fun to go out and perform live, because it's like instant gratification, you know? You feel the response immediately.
On the one hand, shopping is dependable: You can do it alone, if you lose your heart to something that is wrong for you, you can return it; it's instant gratification and yet something you buy may well last for years.
Technology has eliminated the basement darkroom and the whole notion of photography as an intense labor of love for obsessives and replaced them with a sense of immediacy and instant gratification.
I think it's kind of nice, in this day and age of instant gratification, that you have to wait for something.
The budgets are much higher now, it costs more to make a movie and the kids that go to see them are into instant gratification. They want things bigger and bigger. I don't make those kind of movies. I make movies about relationships.
E-books are great for instant gratification - you see a review somewhere of a book that interests you, and you can start reading it five minutes later.
I need instant gratification.
I feel a bigger sense of fulfillment when writing a novel, and short stories are more about instant gratification.
I enjoy stand-up because it has the biggest reward: instant gratification. You can hear the people laughing.
We are often too late with our brilliance. We are on time delay. The only instant gratification comes in the form of potato chips. The rest will find us by surprise somewhere down the road maybe as we sleep and dream of other things.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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