Jakarta – Have you ever wondered why the higher a person’s income, it is not necessarily to form one’s happiness? And it can actually even lower one’s happiness.
Based on studies in financial psychology, it is known as “hedonic treadmill”. Confused with the term hedonic treadmill this?
Simply hedonic treadmill is when you have a salary of Rp 5.000.000 / month, then everything is exhausted and you expect a salary increase, but when finally your salary has risen to Rp 10.000.000 / bulan, eh all out too.
When income Rp 5.000.000 / month enough to ride the motor. When income 10.000.000 / month ride the car and so on until you really
stuck in a hedonic treadmill.
Know ya up here. In other words, our appetite for continued purchase of luxury goods / goods will increase as the income increases. That’s why it’s called a hedonic treadmill: like walking on a treadmill, happiness does not go forward. For the desire for matter will never be satisfied.
By having an income that continues to increase only, it is not necessarily have the level of happiness, well we can imagine how with someone who has a new income of Rp 5,000,000 (fresh graduates) but want to live a stylish life as if it has an income Rp 20.000.000 / bulan ? This great desire may be covered with debt and debt.