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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.  

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

exhibits adult maturity per Reality Principle

behavior guided by well-developed Conscience

behaves as to produce Guilt-free existence==> no guilt! 

spiritually motivated restraint carried to extreme: Asceticism

summary Wikipedia article: Self Control

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 2112

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 8

Related Words, Beliefs, Background -- 43 entries                     Songs!                 Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book

playing  card related:  these are heart worldview themes: individual <---> individual             card #29 concise description   

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #29A: The Self-Restrained Person

Abstinence (from online encyclopedia)
Worldview Watch issue #42, posted 1/29/2015  American SniperHero, Yes or No?
Worldview Watch issue #1: Expanders and Restrainers
A Simple Guide to Life (a Buddhist perspective -- see chapter 6 "Observing the Five Precepts" for five things to abstain from)
The Marshmallow Test--Mastering Self Control by Walter Mischel (review by Michael Shermer of this 2014 book posted on WSJ website)
“Key to willpower lies in believing you have it in abundance” (Jan 2018  Science Daily report on University of Illinois research)
Willpower by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney (review by Steven Pinker of this 2011 book in NY Times)
We Have Met the Enemy: Self Control in an Age of Excess by Daniel Akst (more on this 2011 book)
The Science of Self Control by Howard Rachlin (read excerpts of this 2000 book at Google Books)
Self Control in Religion
"Self Control is the Key to Success", by David Brooks (May, 2006 article from NY Times)
The Heart of Virtue -- Restraint
Empathy and Conscience (from Emotional Intelligence website)
Taking Conscience Seriously, by Lynn A. Stout (paper from UCLA Law School)
Teaching Kids to Develop Conscience, by Anne Leedom (article on Parenting /Raising Kids Who Care website)
The Handbook of Moral Development, by Melanie Killen (see chapter 9, read excerpts at Google Books)
On Self Discipline
Teaching Your Child Self Control
Developing Self Control (from Coping with Life's Stressors website)
Self Control (a Jainism perspective)
Supreme Self Restraint (related quotes from Jainist perspective)
Self Restraint (a Hindu Perspective)
Self Restraint and the Nature of Self (from the Teachings of the Bhagavadgita, by Swami Krishnananda, discourse 6)
The Christian Art of Restraint
Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad (restraint in a key theme in this famous novel described here by online encyclopedia)
Once a Runner by John L. Parker (classic cult novel portrays the training routine of the long distance runner, book review on Slate website)
Voluntary Economic Simplicity
For American Consumers, How Much is Enough? by Jeffrey Shaffer (May, 2007 CSM article)
"Building Self Control, the American Way" by S. Aamodt and S. Wang (Feb 17 2012 NY Times Opinion piece) 
Lifestyle Choices: Voluntary Simplicity -- Links
Ecological Asceticism: A Cultural Revolution
My Year Without Macys
quotes related to restraint
quotes related to moderation

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