Instant gratification often feels like we are living and have life by the horns when it is often self destructive.
The need for reward, for enjoyment, for everything to be achieved “instantly” without delay.
Instant gratification sometimes results in detrimental activities because of the need for pleasure without wanting to worry about the consequences. Yes, worry not about tomorrow because it will have troubles of its own (to numb anxiety) but, do we take care of today at the expense of tomorrow?
The lack of patience, and discipline. Unwillingness to sacrifice.