Catching desires | Curio

Catching desires

15 mins | Jun 29, 2019

"Wanting things is highly contagious... Can you be immunised against the infection?" As humans, our innate susceptibility to adopt the desires of our peers as our own is a dangerous one. Bence Nanay, writing in Aeon, maps the path of desire within the human psyche, hypothesising how we may prevent ourselves from catching unwanted desires.

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From Aeon magazine