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Why Earning More Leads To Lesser Satisfaction

This phenomenon is explained by the Weber-Fechner laws from the field of psychophisics!

Why earning more leads to lesser satisfaction: An illustration of the Weber–Fechner laws — On each side, the lower square contains 10 more dots than the upper square. Yet, the perception is different between the left and the right square sets. On the left, 10 dots are in the top square and 20 in the bottom one. The difference is clearly visible. On the right, the top square has 110 dots and the bottom one has 120 dots. The difference is not clearly visible.

Have you ever noticed how earning more leads to lesser satisfaction? By ‘earning’, I don’t mean just money. This notion can be applied to social media likes/shares, sports victories, tasty food, etc. Talk about a profound realization! Just…

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