This podcast explores the hedonic treadmill, which states that people will adapt to pleasure over time, making its pursuit a marginal endeavor. Through four life examples, I show how this adaptation affects your perceptions of both pleasure and pain, before discussing the implication that we will eventually adapt to anything encountered in the material world. I share my thoughts on how to deal with this awareness and how I used it to make a recent decision that came after a negative event in my life.

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schop
schop
3 years ago

Hedonism is a mere illusion….Schopenhauer analizes this masterfully in the late chapters of the wisdom of life

Imperator82
Imperator82
3 years ago

embrace stoicism!

Schop
Schop
3 years ago
Reply to  Imperator82

Best thing I have done

jon
jon
3 years ago

thanks roosh

Reed Schrichte
Reed Schrichte
3 years ago

Is this not the nature of sensory reality? The senses only perceive inputs that are changing: it’s the proverbial worker in the perfume factory who can no longer detect the scent, much less enjoy it. This usually leads to increased effort to up the sensory input in order to achieve stimulation, the path of diminishing returns. Try a different route: the sensory reset. Go without washing for a couple of days, or eat dry bread, or sleep on the ground. OMG how good that shower and bed feel now!