The Diderot Effect: Why We Want Things We Don’t Need?

This article was originally written by James Clear at https://jamesclear.com/diderot-effect  The famous French philosopher Denis Diderot lived nearly his entire life in poverty, but that all changed in 1765. Diderot was 52 years old and his daughter was about to be married, but he could not afford to provide a dowry. Despite his lack of wealth, …

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