- tags: Psychology
- When tons of people were asked to gauge their happiness they choose 7/10 pretty much all the time.
- When something major happens (good or bad), the level would drop/raise but after a short period of time would settle back at around 7.
- This level 7 plays a trick with us. It makes us think that we could get this 10 if only we do a little more. But we can never reach it. Whatever we do, we get used to the new environment and get back to 7. That’s Hedonic Treadmill.
- That also has another implication. Whatever our environment is, we see it as 7/10. (i.e., even if we had much worse conditions, we would have used to them and would rate 7/10)
- Guarding people from harsh events makes them incapable of handling small setbacks.
- If everything is good, we amplify our issues to make us slightly dissatisfied (Blue Dot Effect)
- Trying to decrease pain increases sensitivity to suffering.
- I got this idea from Everything is Fucked