I think people have to touch the plate when waitstaff tell them, “Careful. The plate is hot.” We hear the instruction. We see the steam rising from the plate. We hear the sizzling of the meat on the plate. And yet, not more than two second later, “Ouch. It’s hot.”
Same thing when we tell ourselves we shouldn’t do something. Usually, we won’t listen.
I say, it’s only good to touch that plate because it’s accidentally fallen in your lap and it’s going to hurt you more if you don’t move it. Either way, I’m not going to laugh at you. Well, initially maybe I am going to laugh–but I’m going to say that you made the correct decision.