I thought that would get your attention, now for the explanation...
...Studies show that even those who have experienced the big lottery win, after a few months of euphoria (and champagne) end up just as happy as they were before, that’s assuming they’ve not lost it all on the stock exchange.
This theory, known as adaption was introduced by Brickman and Campbell in 1971, and we see it over and over again in our lives. Remember how you felt when you got your pay rise? Your house redecorated? Your new car? New phone? Etc. Does it still bring you the same pleasure today? Of course not, and I’m willing to bet that it started to pale even before the first dint on the bumper or the kids threw spaghetti all over your wallpaper.
It would seem that there are surprisingly few areas where adaptation doesn’t occur. Acquiring a disability or life changing illness is one of them, but surprisingly one that has more effect is noise level, although people don’t actually anticipate an increase in noise having a lasting effect, they assume they will get used to it, as with the overhead aircraft from the nearby airport that keep our guests awake. However it would seem that those questioned over a year after the opening of a nearby noisy road were becoming more pessimistic.
Even more unexpected, reports show a long lasting increase in life satisfaction and a decrease in psychiatric problems amongst women who have had breast surgery, unless they’ve had French implants put in I should imagine, I know I wouldn’t see the bright side if mine exploded.