It all started with an M&M. Little Susie couldn’t understand for the life of her why she would walk away from her toys to go sit on the potty when it was so convenient to go in her diaper. With the promise of a pea sized candy, suddenly there was a reason. Before long, it even clicked that it was actually pretty nice not to wade in feces and urine. In short, little Susie was bribed, but ultimately taught a skill.
Unwittingly, Susie carried that same logic into her adult years and applied it to her career. The more skills she applied, the more incentives she received, ultimately leading to financial security. And, yet, she grew up not needing anything chocolate cover coated to encourage her to use the potty.
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