miswanting

miswanting

The coveting of something that one mistakenly believes will make one happy.
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Ultimately, Boullosa's narrator and Fuentes's Consuelo ignore the experiencing self and aim to transform themselves entirely into a remembering self, an impossible effort that finds fault with the present moment and longs for the past, not to improve the collective situation but to relive--impossibly and perhaps stupidly--a miswanting memory.
Under a discriminatory context, the old manifest themselves as young, in revenge or nostalgic miswanting, and few alternatives appear.
12] The oft-cited television series Sex and the City (1998-2003) examined both the idea of choosing as inherently feminist and the drama of miswanting in an episode titled "Time and Punishment.
23) Perhaps emotions themselves can be an important heuristic in divining "true" interests and therefore could play a key corrective role in miswanting and other problems.
76) Consumers who often feel the need to "shop their troubles away" are especially prone to miswanting.
Self-control, Miswanting, and Cumulative Cost Neglect III.
Other customers rent the wrong goods because of miswanting.
For some consumer advocates, deficient self-control and miswanting serve as the real justifications for banning or severely restricting rent-to-own firms.
Even without aggressive paternalism, however, regulators can confront problems of self-control, miswanting, and cumulative cost neglect.