‘That Shimmering Something On The Horizon: My Anticipation Addiction’

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February 4th, 2013 by 

As a regular contributor to Cognoscenti, WBUR’s ideas and opinions blog, Leah Hager Cohen, W.H. Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross, articulated her concern about individuals’ lifelong struggles with anticipation.

“I saw how the pattern of anticipation and reward learned in childhood becomes an endlessly unfulfilling cycle in which neither the present nor the future is capable of delivering gratification,” wrote Cohen. “And the desire for anticipation always returns to gnaw.”

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