Hedonic treadmill

November 17, 2010

The hedonic treadmill as described by Kahlil Gibran:
Happiness is a myth we seek,
If manifested surely irks;
Like river speeding to the plain,
On its arrival slows and murks.
For man is happy only in
His aspiration to the heights;
When he attains his goal, he cools
And longs for other distant flights.

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