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290 pages, Hardcover
First published August 6, 2019
“Most people don’t want to acknowledge the uncomfortable truth that distraction is always an unhealthy escape from reality.”
“Dissatisfaction and discomfort dominate our brain’s default state, but we can use them to motivate us instead of defeat us.”
“Hedonic adaptation, the tendency to quickly return to a baseline level of satisfaction, no matter what happens to us in life, is Mother Nature’s bait and switch. All sorts of life events we think would make us happier actually don’t, or at least they don’t for long.”