In this short newsletter, I share the most interesting things that I’ve read, heard, and/or watched over the past week.
What I’ve Read:
This is a fascinating article on why people always want more. The author does a great job exploring the subject with various examples including homeostasis and addiction.
I liked that the piece ended with suggestions on how to get off the hedonic treadmill and want less. Those suggestions were:
- Help others over attaining high status
- Compare how extrinsic desires compete with intrinsic wants
- Pay attention to the small everyday things
What I’ve Watched:
I wished this video was made before I purchased power tools for my DIY home renovations. After watching this video, I have a bit of regret. I should have followed my gut and bought one quality cordless drill over an entire set with tools that I barely use.
What I’m Pondering:
“…you put an ounce in a bucket each day, you get a quart.”