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Like many lives, my life involves self-denial and adherence to behavioral guidelines imbedded in my conscience. The origin of such guidelines, whether they stem from work schedule, marriage vow, legal, military, financial, health, family, environmental, ethical, or religious considerations, can differ. And commitments differ. Monks and nuns commit to a life of asceticism, others to a life of voluntary simplicity. For dieters, those battling addiction, athletes, those working a job they don’t enjoy, self restraint lasts until some goal is attained. (Note: Some who lack restraint use the old threat system, based on “Give it to me or I’ll hurt you” or “Pay me and I’ll quit bothering you.” A more modern approach is to file or threaten a lawsuit. Of course abandoning restraint is often justifiable.)