Great post, Ash. I am reminded of the Hedonic Treadmill in reading this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedonic_treadmill

It's the constant growth in happiness that people often seek. It doesn't matter what the absolute magnitude of happiness is. Someone who has a high level of happiness but seems to have plateauing growth may feel unhappy compared to someone who has a moderate level of happiness but steady growth.

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