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    I've been asked to write an essay and many of my arguments rest on the assumption that if we did not have many of the luxuries we had now, e.g. better healthcare, central heating, entertainment, etc our happiness levels would still be the same because we would be accustomed to not having those things as a normality. Like we would accept that people died from very basic infections as normal just like we do today except with cancer etc. I was wondering if anyone knew a technical term for this.
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    (Original post by Fairly7Local)
    I've been asked to write an essay and many of my arguments rest on the assumption that if we did not have many of the luxuries we had now, e.g. better healthcare, central heating, entertainment, etc our happiness levels would still be the same because we would be accustomed to not having those things as a normality. Like we would accept that people died from very basic infections as normal just like we do today except with cancer etc. I was wondering if anyone knew a technical term for this.
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    I can't think of any off the top of my head for that specifically, but it's kind of in a similar vein to cultural relativism I suppose :dontknow:

    Would be easier to just try and avoid giving it a technical name, if you can.
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedonic_treadmill
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=se...y+of+happiness
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    Both exactly what I was looking for, thank you!
 
 
 
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