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I've invented a great new way of committing suicide. It's much better than other methods, cheap, easy, 100% guaranteed to work as long as you have the willpower to follow through with it.

Just hold your breath!
I call it the "Oxygen-in, Oxygen-out" method.

I can prove that it works using my knowledge of physics. If you hold you breath for long enough, your body will run out of oxygen, as there's no flow of oxygen in but oxygen gets used up at a nonzero rate.
In practice most suicidal people don't have the willpower to go through with it, but that's just because they're lazy and don't really want to die. If they really wanted to die, they'd hold their breath for long enough.
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1/ Is willpower myth or muscle? Using eating & #dieting as an example, let’s discuss the science behind #willpower, when willpower fails, and what we can learn from all of this to help us break bad #habits. A long thread, but follow along to learn why willpower is really a myth.
2/ If you're a #primarycare provider trying to help patients lose weight, a #nutritionist trying to get someone to stick to a healthy #diet, or simply trying to eat better yourself: Do you ever feel frustrated, helpless or like a failure in changing #habits?
3/ Why is habit change so hard? Have we not come up with the perfect strategy? Do we simply need more #willpower (or a kick in the pants)?

For years you’ve been told that willpower is the 🔑 to breaking bad habits… but what if I told you that science says otherwise?
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