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Beware the Hedonic Treadmill – a major obstacle to your happiness

Beware the Hedonic Treadmill – a major obstacle to your happiness

Have you ever noticed that even though some people who seem to have everything one could hope for, don’t seem happy?  There’s an interesting theory that tries to explain why.  It is called “hedonic adaptation“, also refered to as “the hedonic treadmill“. The hedonic treadmill describes the tendency of people to return to their usual level of happiness after major events in their lives (both positive and negative) Examples of Hedonic Adaptation People who win the lottery tend to return to their…

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