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How to Want Less

    # How to Want Less

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    In fact, our natural state is dissatisfaction, punctuated by brief moments of satisfaction. You might not like the hedonic treadmill, but Mother Nature thinks it’s pretty great. She likes watching you strive to achieve an elusive goal, because strivers get the goods—even if they don’t enjoy them for long ( View Highlight)

    Our natural state is dissatisfaction


    Dopamine is excreted in response to thoughts about buying new things, winning money, acquiring more power or fame, having new sexual partners ( View Highlight)


    In truth, our formula, Satisfaction = getting what you want, leaves out one key component. To be more accurate, it should be: > Satisfaction = what you have ÷ what you want ( View Highlight)

    # How to Want Less

    rw-book-cover

    # Metadata

    # Highlights


    In fact, our natural state is dissatisfaction, punctuated by brief moments of satisfaction. You might not like the hedonic treadmill, but Mother Nature thinks it’s pretty great. She likes watching you strive to achieve an elusive goal, because strivers get the goods—even if they don’t enjoy them for long ( View Highlight) #status/review


    Dopamine is excreted in response to thoughts about buying new things, winning money, acquiring more power or fame, having new sexual partners ( View Highlight) #status/review


    In truth, our formula, Satisfaction = getting what you want, leaves out one key component. To be more accurate, it should be: > Satisfaction = what you have ÷ what you want ( View Highlight) #status/review

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