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Today in Envy

I don’t want some crummy old iPad, anyway, plus here are 10 Reasons Why This Other Person Doesn’t Want an iPad.

This year’s totem is next year’s meh. Economists call this “the hedonic treadmill.” Human beings quickly get bored of each new item. We always want the buzz from something newer, better, bigger, faster or fancier. But the treadmill never stops.

Coincidentally, this is the only treadmill I regularly utilize.

The scarcest resource in life isn’t money, land, fresh water or gold. For singles under 25, the scarcest resource is sex, and for the rest of us it’s time. And the biggest waste of time I’ve ever discovered—after games (see above)—is the Web. Nothing comes close.

This guy definitely needs to subscribe to our RSS feed.

Comments

  1. Jonathan Webb says

    That's a big phone, cops'll see for sure.

  2. Yes, I agree about time, but you can also envy place? Related to the idea you might be wasting your time. My mother says the people who hate America are jealous.

    I quite enjoy spending time here.

  3. Matthew Lickona says

    Korrektiv – the blog by bloggers who hate blogging for blogreaders who hate reading blogs.

  4. cubeland mystic says

    Read by a Luddite who works with high technology. Seriously.

  5. Jonathan Webb says

    Anon, we're in decline. Get out before there is blood in the streets.

    I'm considering property in Chile.

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