The one common aspect of pacts with the devil is that you get what you want up-front.
Not only you get what you want now, it is almost effortless and you don’t have to worry about the price to pay until much, much later.
In pacts with mere mortals you have to work your ass off for the rewards – the work itself being the payment.
This is all about delaying gratification.
Needless to say, trying to cheat reality has pretty bad consequences every single time.
Can you pass on temptations?