Comfort and convenience
- We seek comfort through convenience.
- The time that convenience was designed to create for more important things is often taken up by more convenience
- Convenience is a never ending task.
- Our tolerance for discomfort steadily decreases which in turn is related to a lowering of our psychological well-being
- A way out is to allow more risk and failure back into our lives
- The number of ads outnumbers probably all other messages we get every day
- Without thinking about our relationship with consumerism it controls us
- Rethinking consumerism is not about saying goodbye to fun and joy
- It's about aligning what's important to us with how we spend our energy and resources
- This creates room for the great stuff
- thinking about values and what you do and don't do
The Upside of your Dark Side by Todd Kashdan & Robert Biswas-Diener
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