We’ll never be happy…Posted: February 14, 2008
Depressing thought this Valentine’s Day: humans are hard-wired to perceive a scarcity of whatever it is they actually want.
Psychologists report that people will always feel that there isn’t enough of what they want to have: money, an attractive partner… The experiment used a reward/rule system to determine how people perceived the available opportunities to profit, and they were almost always conservatively pessimistic.
We probably have all felt this way at times, but it’s a little disconcerting to have it so blatantly proven, don’t you think? How can we be so … pathetic? 🙂