Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Hedonic adaptation

Hedonic adaptation says that we get used to things and come back to a baseline. So no matter how much we acquire,  eventually we will get used to it and may feel we need to acquire more to feel happier again. We can get stuck on a hamster wheel. It can happen in relationships too. This article says that appreciation and variety can help: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-science-success/201208/how-keep-happiness-fading

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