William B. Irvine: We’re Unhappy Because We’re Insatiable

Photo: Cleopatra’s Banquet by Gerard de Lairesse/Unsplash

What could drive us to such despair? Why can’t we get enough of anything? Knowledge, money, technology, media, alcohol, sex, video games etc.: nothing is beyond reach, yet everything is still beyond our reach.

The answer lies in the nature of humans. It is not hunger that drives us; rather, our dissatisfaction comes from an innate sense of longing for something more…

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Thomas Oppong

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