Darth Vader and the Hedonic Treadmill

Remember how we talked about the Hedonic Treadmill the other day? That idea in psychology that we always want more? That barely have we attained a thing that we are already looking for our next conquest? Before I had ever heard the term Hedonic Treadmill, I had invented a term for the phenomenon in myContinue reading “Darth Vader and the Hedonic Treadmill”

The Dissatisfaction Cycle

Back in January, I began to theorize about the vicious cycle of dissatisfaction. The cycle that I (theoretically) observed as it related to wanting things that I couldn’t or shouldn’t have looked like this: 1. See thing, love thing, want thing2. Connive to obtain thing3. Anticipate how thing will make life perfect4. Become inevitably disappointedContinue reading “The Dissatisfaction Cycle”

The Cycle of the Imperfect Life

I mentioned here the vicious cycle of dissatisfaction. I want to take a deeper dive into that cycle, because it is at the root of so much of my discontent. The cycle looks like this: 1. See thing, love thing, want thing2. Connive to obtain thing3. Anticipate how thing will make life perfect4. Become inevitablyContinue reading “The Cycle of the Imperfect Life”