the science of happiness

this habituation to even
a multiplicity of wonderfulness
is what economists call
declining marginal utility and married couples
call life

I love that line from this article. I’ve always said that if a happiness thermometer were invented, humankind would register the same degree of happiness over all the ages of our existence — technological and other advances notwithstanding. Scientific American agrees with me!

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Nic Sebastian

Nic is the author of Forever Will End On Thursday and Dark And Like A Web. She founded the now-archived Whale Sound site and is co-founder of The Poetry Storehouse. Nic blogs at Very Like A Whale and Voice Alpha.

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