By Mark Tyrrell
Stretch an elastic band too far in one direction, and so much tension will build in the rubber that eventually it will ping back further the other way than it was before you started pulling it (as long as you haven’t gone so far that it actually breaks).
It’s the same with people. Tell a teenage girl not to see her edgy but compelling boyfriend and she’ll want him even more. Deny yourself the ‘treat’ of a cigarette then watch yourself snap back into the habit when the denial gets too much.
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