Have you ever wanted something… just knowing that if you had it, you would be… happy?
And if you got it, did you find yourself happier? Not just for a few moments or days, but long-term?
Sometimes, the “buyer’s remorse” sets in right after the purchase, with you realizing that no, that shiny new object didn’t make you happier (and may have even become an instant burden), and no, happiness did not suddenly appear.
The term for our wanting those things that don’t actually lead to satisfaction or happiness is “mis-wants.” The wants we have that aren’t as significant as we thought. We literally “miss” when we aim at those “wants.”
And guess what? That is MORE often true than not. Rarely does that thing get us the effect we want and expect.
What DO we want? We think it is happiness.
But it isn’t.
Listen to the episode for more on those Mis-Wants.