The Game of Life –

生活游戏…the life game “We have an absolutely extraordinary attitude in our culture, and in various other cultures, high civilizations, to the new member of human society. Instead of saying frankly to children, “How do you do? Welcome to the human race!” we are playing a game and we are playing by the following rules: weContinue reading “The Game of Life –”

Upsetting the Hedonic Treadmill

“The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.” Robert M. Pirsig. To explain the escape from the Hedonic Treadmill, it’s probably important at first to define it. As a concept, it is the part of our adaptive process that quickly returns our sense of happiness toContinue reading “Upsetting the Hedonic Treadmill”

Attachment to Things

Recently, the exploration of what it is that brings unhappiness has been at the forefront of my mind. Many of the things are…”things.” The upkeep and acquisition of goods seems like it should bring joy, at least that’s how things are explained. Oddly enough, though, I find that the less I have the more timeContinue reading “Attachment to Things”