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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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Your bank statement reflects what you value

Your bank statement reflects what you value

Tell me what you value and I might believe you, but show me your calendar and your bank statement, and I’ll show you what you really value – Peter Drucker Can you remember the last time you walked into someone’s house for the first time who you didn’t know or didn’t know well?  You began to look around inside.  The pictures on the wall, the furniture, the decor, the books on the shelves and magazines on the coffee table.  These…

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