Does The Hedonic Treadmill Summary

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The lecture on The Hedonic Treadmill greatly provoked my thinking of whether the observed trend towards stabilization is a good thing or not, leading to my conclusion that such stabilization mechanism does more good than harm to us in terms of long-term happiness.

Viewing from the perspective of lecture’s discussion, we feel less happy than before because we take positive things in our life, like technology progress, for granted. And we naturally forget to appreciate the benefits brought by business development, which is the reason why increasing prosperity comes together with diminishing happiness. Therefore, The Hedonic Treadmill seems to make our generation of people the ‘spoiled idiots, who don’t care’, according to Louis CK.

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