Problem of Instant Gratification – Worst Addiction Ever

In today’s world, we can get anything we want in a few minutes. But when we got things we want it only stay for a small period. That is the main issue with instant gratification. I will explain all about instant gratification and the problem of instant gratification.

In this article, you will understand the wrong side of instant gratification and how it affected your life.

What is Instant Gratification

The simple answer is when you want something. You try to get it shortly and sweetly. In modern-day, everything is available around us. If you want something, you can get it in a few hours or maybe less one hour. In other words, you can gratify yourself instantly.


Instant Gratification

Do you want to buy a brand new car? The car price is $300000. But right now you don’t have money. No problem. You can lease the car and pay down payment. If you don’t have money for the down payment, No need to worry, you can get a loan. Within one day you can buy your dream car.

You want to stay with women (You know what I mean). It so easy only you need to pay for women and do what you want with her, no need to wait for few months, and no need to do this hard step like approach girl and get their number and go to date.

That is a hard way, so you don’t need to choose the hard way. If you think above mention easy way is too hard. So there is a small way. Go to the internet and watch those things.

How easy is that?

Think, you want to go to watch this evening basketball match? But you can’t go because of the rain, any worries you can watch it on live TV.

Do you hungry?

No need to go market and get food then cooks. There are a lot of fast-food restaurants. Only you need to go there and order your food. There has food in all countries.

If you feel like you don’t want to go out today, no problem, you can order food on your phone.

We are love and follow instant gratification. So we don’t like delayed gratification. If something we want right now, we will not wait for a few months or years.

Now you will think,

It Looks Fantastic and Effortless, Why is this Problem?

When we follow Instant gratification and achieve what you want within a short period, you have felt like

“WOW, that too easy. I got it within a few hours.”

So your brain will keep chasing instant gratification. The reason for that is in our mind has a chemical called dopamine. This dopamine is a hormone related to pleasure. It releases when we are happy. (I will talk about dopamine in another post.)

insecuritySo when we get something right now, our brain releases a high amount of dopamine. It means we will get excited and pleasure feeling. So our mind noticed when we get something fast, it makes us happy. So we keep chasing instant gratification, and this will be an addiction. And we never care about delayed gratification. It doesn’t have a fast result.

Now you will think it’s OK to be addicted because we get something fast. That is great.


Still, There Have a Problem

Think you buy a car by lease, and you are so happy about it. Then one month fast you have to pay for this month’s leasing. After you pay for it, if you don’t have much money to provide your family, now you are not happy about that. And you realize you do an idiot thing by buying a car.

I hope you understand the issue with instant gratification. When we get something fast, that result will not stay an extended period. No matter what we get by instant gratification that will go away within a few minutes or a few months.

This is the problem of instant gratification.

But if you get something form delayed gratification, that result will be with you for a long time.

Example for Delayed Gratification

Go to the gym

You go to the gym and try to build your body. But you have to do workout for a long time to get results. You will get results slowly, so when you improve your body, you will get pleasure by watching your life change for good.

But think you eat junk food, and you get instant gratification. But it does not stay for a long time. So you do it again and again. Then this becomes an addiction.

I think you get a clear understanding of the problem of instant gratification. So you think you want Instant Gratification or delayed gratification. Always remember Instant gratification not stay for a long time. You have to do some work to get perfect results.

I hope you get some information in this post. I appreciate it if you can share this post. If you get any questions about this topic, feel free to comment below.

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9 thoughts on “Problem of Instant Gratification – Worst Addiction Ever

  • November 14, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Instant gratification is the worst habit anyone could have. I like the way you have explained it and the examples you have used to explain it. Not only does it not last. It becomes a bad habit that attracts more bad habits and eventually leads to big problems. Eating fast food habitually will eventually lead to lifelong diseases such as obesity, diabetes or even cancer! 

  • November 14, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Instant gratification is an enemy from within that we all need to focus our energy to defeat without having to think for much. One thing I always ask myself when it comes to issues of instant gratification is, can I really go better than rushing in to this or is it a need for me to get it. while ruminating, I will know what to do and how exactly to take the long step to get it. This is really great and I fancy every bit of the information I got here. 

  • November 14, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    It’s true that for the most part we are able to get nearly anything we want in the quickest time possible. It seems that long gone are the days where we used to have to save our money over many months, to be able to afford something we really wanted.

    For many it is the way of the credit card. Best case scenario, if used wisely you can get upto five or six weeks of credit for free. Pay the balance and start again. Problem is, that’s not what people do. Some other expense comes along and they think they’ll just pay the minimum and sort it out next month. Then the cycle continues and the bill just keeps getting bigger.

    The value we put on anything is no longer connected to the effort we have to put in to achieve it. This can then affect our mindset. Always looking for the shortest, quickest route to our desired destination. It’s not a sustainable way to live or work.

  • November 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    We are living in a instant world, just just a click we can het the answer we want. Therefore younger generation has even more hard to get delayed gratification. I believe i saw a case srudies on youtube with some childrens. Those who ca wait and delay eating the marshmelow will be given more. And studied show those who pratice delay grayification usually do better than others. We need more of discipline. Great post. 

  • November 14, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    The problem of instant gratification is a big one but very few people really give a thought to it and that is how we all end up getting into the thick hole of not knowing how to get away from the things affecting us. I like this post and It is very worthy to read on. I learned well and I will surely suggest it to a lot of people. thanks for sharing such insights.

  • November 14, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Becoming a better person, we all need to overcome the problem of self gratification. Thinking we can get everything easily is the worst form of thinking because it limits our ability to work for the real things that we need.  When we get things easily, we feel so proud and we end up misusing it but when proper efforts are channeled into something, whatever we achieve becomes truly what we own and value. thanks

    • November 15, 2019 at 9:54 am

      Totally agree with you. Thanks for the comment!

  • November 14, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Hi there i really appreciate you for taking out time to get this article for the public because this is one of the problem people are having.

    I ones had gratification problem too..then I used betting as an option to sort out immediate I was so addicted to it but with the help of friends I was able to over it. Thanks for enlighten us but I would like to ask.

    I know this can be overcomed.what is best step to take?

  • December 20, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Hey man, yes we need to be more of delayed gratification, like learn to play guitar, takes time, writing blogs takes time and many more. Thanks for the reminder!


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