The Diderot Effect: Why We Want Things We Don’t Need — And What to Do About It
James Clear
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I think a lot of this “click whir” behavior — the unthinking pursuit of more — stems from a deficiency in emotional intelligence, not only on an individual level, but also on a collective societal level.

Bear in mind, too, you’re advocating something that would have a radical impact on the economy — insofar as we have a consumer-based economy.

At the same time, it probably be good for the environment.

Trade-offs, there always are trade-offs.