Doing the same thing over and over again

Posted by: alisrowe, January 14, 2017

I have a little theory which I want to write out! I’ve been thinking about how I experience pleasure. A friend said to me, “I like doing something for the first time, it feels so fresh and is the most enjoyable.” It was an interesting statement and I challenged it. I said, “What about after the first time? Does something get less enjoyable the more times you do it?” He said, “Yes, sort of. The first time is always the best.”

My reaction to this was:

“That’s a shame. The number of times I do something has no effect on how much or how little I enjoy it. In fact, if I like something, I will enjoy it just as much as I did the first time.”

He said, “I love that about you.”

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