When can you look at your life comfortably? Is it when you’ve made that big career move earning a generous salary? According to science, it’s not about the high salary you earn, but the desire for it.
Whether it’s a career move, a new relationship, or a few pounds less. We always want something more to live a better life. Now it has been scientifically researched that the desire itself is more satisfying than the actual goal attainment.
Neuroscientist Jack Panksepp says that of the seven instincts our brain possesses, our pursuit and inquiry are the most important. Every mammal has a system in the brain that includes dopamine, the neurotransmitter associated with reward and pleasure, in coordinating the plans we make. For example, animals are rewarded for exploring their territory and searching for information to stay alive.
human desire To look for something that makes us look forward. Seeking and searching keeps us busy. Once we make progress in this profession or win the lottery, we feel happy for a while, but that feeling does not last. The world is constantly changing, and there are always new plans and steps we can take.
Man has the desire to struggle for something that will never satisfy every desire and desire. Your to-do list will never end and your to-do list will never. The fact that we don’t have everything and that there is always something to strive for gives us a sense of satisfaction, not the other way around.
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