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Why I Was "Successful" But Unhappy | Storytime with Justin Kan

Why I Was "Successful" But Unhappy | Storytime with Justin Kan

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The hedonic threadmill

The hedonic threadmill

is the observed tendency of humans to quickly return to a relatively stable level of happiness despite major positive or negative events or life changes.

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Ironically, the pursuit of happiness can lead us into the eternal trap of chasing unhappiness

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3 things about the hedonic threadmill

1) It's never enough — you'll always want more

2) The outside world can never deliver lasting happiness

3) Instead of looking at the external, look inside

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How to get off the threadmill

  • meditation
  • gratitude
  • exercise

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This is something I struggle with from time to time, putting it out there to serve as a reminder.

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