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While this is not a credible answer, I'd like to share these personal anecdotes: My greatest disappointment when buying a game was when the game was over hyped, and the reality did not live up to exaggerated expectations. My greatest satisfaction with games came from discovering "hidden gems" - games which have no expectations attached to them. We live ...


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I think the two can be mediated with being Realistic. Sometimes, and in conclusion, this is pessimistic in nature - especially if one tends to dwell on things or generally 'suffer' from dampened, over-extensive neuronal networks. Pessimism can lead to certain insights that can be a downward spiral of despair, but often lead to recognition of a situation ...


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I do believe these concepts should not be applied as in boolean logic, with either ALL PESSIMISTIC or ALL OPTIMISTIC, but in a rather spectral fashion. Happiness is closely linked to having lower expectations: (...) Robb Rutledge says, “Happiness depends not on how well things are going but whether things are going better or worse than expected.” ...


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In alignment with the question author's commentary refinement, "It would already be a nice and useful answer if there was -any- clue on -any- type of happiness.":I submit: Stevenson, Betsey, and Justin Wolfers. "Subjective Well-Being and Income: Is There Any Evidence of Satiation?" American Economic Review 103.3 (2013): 598-604. Web. Abstract Many ...



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