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The hedonic treadmill

The hedonic treadmill

The hedonic treadmill is the tendency to quickly return to a relatively stable level of happiness after a major positive or negative event or life change.

You want something because you think itโ€™ll make you happy. But when you get what you want, the new thing will only make you happy for a short while before you revert to your earlier, less happy state.

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