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or hedonic adaptation

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    the human tendency to return to the same level of happiness after something very good or very bad has happened

    ... the "hedonic treadmill" trap, whereby we work harder and harder without ever achieving happiness.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 08/03/2013
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