Have you ever spent years studying the wrong major, climbing the ladder at the wrong company, chasing the wrong career?
Have you spent years living in the wrong city, the wrong neighborhood, the place that — deep down — you knew wasn’t really you?
Have you spent years in the wrong relationship? And was there a silent part of you that knew it, even at the time … even though that person “checked all the boxes” and looked good on paper, and everyone else said you should stay?
It’s hard to discern what *we think we want* from what we really want.
Society teaches us what we’re “supposed” to want. And we follow along.
The result is keeping up with the Joneses. It’s the hedonic treadmill. It’s lifestyle inflation. And it causes conflict, both within ourselves and with others.
Today’s guest, Luke Burgis, discusses mimetic desire — how our “wants” are imitative — and how we can find our deeper truths.
- Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life | Book
- lukeburgis.com | Website
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