Chris Riccomini

405 days ago

The Loophole in the Hedonic Treadmill

Poles exiled to Siberia in a 1894 painting by Aleksander Sochaczewski.When Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote, in The House of the Dead, that “Man is a creature that can get accustomed to anything,” he was talking about the cruelties and deprivations of life in Siberian prison camp.