When anticipation is best — and when not

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Supposedly, anticipation is the greatest joy. But is that really true? A new study sums it up: It depends on what we are waiting for.

It’s paradoxical: on the one hand, anticipation is considered to be the greatest joy of all. Accordingly, the enjoyment of delay is greater than the actual experience. On the other hand, people tend to be impatient. We don’t like to wait, whether it’s a…