Thinking. Too much fun

I'm reading about anhedonia - literally, the inability to feel pleasure. Psychologist Arch Hart's theory is that when we have too much pleasure, we end up not being able to feel it. Too much stimulation leaves us with a deadened feeling, a lack of desire, lack of enthusiasm and general apathy.

He argues that the pleasure centres in our brain are insatiable, constantly wanting more, but with the plethora of choices and availability of fun available these days, we overfill them, don't rest enough and end up unable to enjoy anything.

Sometimes I know that feeling. Slowing down my life really does help, but I would still like to be able to experience more of the simple pleasures, peacefully.

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