Sex or Self-Esteem? Pick 1.
(story by OOC via WashingtonPost)
According to this article by Ezra Klein in The Washington Post, "young adults like and want moments that boost self esteem more than having sex, eating a favorite food, drinking or pretty much any other pleasurable activity the paper studied…
Participants were asked to imagine their favorite food, sexual activity and self-esteem building experience, such as getting a good grade or receiving a compliment.Then, participants asked how much they “liked” and “wanted” each of those things. The (participants) “liked” and “wanted” the self-esteem boosts more than either of the other activities."
(read the whole story here)
Apparently, these results set off "alarm bells"…which we don't really understand – mostly because (and we're no longer young adults) we agree with the participants. Seriously, sex and good food last about the same amount of time (if you chew quickly) and self-esteem can be so much more enduring and meaningful, right? Or no?
So here's our question…take the test, self-esteem or sex or good food or…what would you rather have than high self-esteem? Tell us, si vous plait.