The Virtue of Delayed Gratification

W hat do Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Shintoism, and just about any other “ism” that’s survived more than a few Kool-Aid chugging parties have in common?

No, it’s not that they feature old guys dressed up in togas.

No, it’s not that they all rip off each other’s myths and verses.