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Thrilled to Death: How the Endless Pursuit of Pleasure Is Leaving Us Numb

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A fascinating exploration of the profound loss of pleasure in our daily lives and the seven steps for restoring it.

Pleasure. We know what it feels like and many of us spend our days trying to experience it. But can too much pleasure actually be bad for us? Yes, says Dr. Archibald Hart, clinical psychologist and expert in behavorial psychology. Backed by recent brain-imagin
Paperback, 270 pages
Published October 2nd 2007 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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Research is increasingly showing that there are several kinds of depression. One of those kinds is anhedonia--the inability to feel pleasure. In this book, Dr. Hart examines modern anhedonia, positing that it is at epidemic proportions. Today, anhedonia is paradoxically a result of too much pleasure. That is, our society has available so many tools that give us a temporary rush of pleasure (dopamine)--from smart phones to video games to food to porn--that we overload our pleasure feedback loop t ...more
Heather Hampton
This book talked about the fact that with society getting busier and busier people often lose the sence of getting pleasure out of the simple things in life. It talks about the importance of slowing down and taking time for yourself and for the simple things in life. It is fairly scientific and very well written.
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I picked this up under the cloak of reading this for work (to plan my stress/health lesson), but I find it interesting so far. Especially as I think about how to best support children growing up in the American culture.
This was a required book for a Human Development class, but it was an easy read and a good self help type book.
Our culture is on information overload
Super work by one of the best!
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