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Your Hedonistic Treadmill IS BROKE!

Mental Health Humor You say the cat broke the treadmill Is Your Hedonistic Treadmill Broke

You say the cat broke the treadmill?
Strange all that damage being done by a cat!
Normally, cats only destroy the scale.

Is Your Hedonistic Treadmill Broke?

What Does Hedonistic (Hedonic) Treadmill Mean?
In short, it’s that people with money are no happier than people without money.  
This means a person relatively remains at a level of “happiness despite a change in fortune or the achievement of major goals. According to the hedonic treadmill, as a person makes more money, expectations and desires rise in tandem, which results in no permanent gain in happiness.”
We know this to be true about the “hedonistic treadmill” because we know Depression does not care how much money you have!  While you might say, “this can’t be right, “if” I had a million dollars I would be happy!” Yes, you may be happy about this temporarily, but the Hedonic Treadmill idea is… “money can’t buy happiness.”
Your Hedonistic Treadmill IS BROKE!

Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). [email protected]

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Stewart, C. (2010). Your Hedonistic Treadmill IS BROKE!. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 28, 2020, from


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