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Thursday, November 03, 2005

What is that called?

I was pondering the other day walking around my house thinking about a pyschological concept that interested me. What is it called when you make yourself go through some sort of painful or uncomfortable process in order to experience the feeling of undo-ing that particular process? For example:

- Set you alarm for 3 AM just to wake up and know that you have at least 3 more hours of sleep
- Grow a beard that itches and hurts your face, just to have the experience of shaving it off

Anyone have any thoughts about this? I would think it would fit in some sort of mild masochism. That is probably to powerful a term, however...


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