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Self control

Self control is the ability to control one's emotions and desires, is the capacity of efficient management to the future. In psychology it is sometimes called self-regulation, and exerting self-control through the executive functions in decision making is thought to deplete a resource in the ego.

"A man without self-control is as defenseless as a city with broken-down walls" (Proverbs 25:28).

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