I am worried about hedonic adaptation turning me into a sukka.
Freshly roasted coffee, fine wine, exotic cheese, etc, are all acquired tastes. Is it good to acquire them? Or is it good to un-acquire them? How do you decide?
I read one excellent reply to an MMM thread about coffee. Somebody said that the luxury drink he enjoyed the most is a glass of freshly poured tap water. This was because he had spent years living on a sailing boat and having a limited water supply that needs to be strictly rationed. That is an impressive case of hacking hedonic adaptation.
Or putting it into money terms:
If I’m following the 4% rule then every CHF 100 that I cut from my monthly expenses means CHF 30’000 less that I have to save in my stash to reach FI.