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Ask Jack: It's got to be special every time!

How'd you enjoy your time on the treadmill today? I don't mean the one at your local gym, which you probably haven't seen in a while, or the one in your basement, which in my case is currently being used to hold up a stack of recently acquired Earth, Wind, and Fire vinyl records—I mean the treadmill that you had a 100 percent chance of using today, and that's the hedonic treadmill. The phrase comes from a psychology paper published in the ’70s, and it refers to our ability as human beings to quickly adapt to any given level of happiness.


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The author is still focused on his favorite subject...himself. The last few paragraphs are decent, but not worth the drudgery.

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