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Monday, June 18, 2012

Dan Gilbert asks, Why are we happy?

Video on TED.com

http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_gilbert_asks_why_are_we_happy.html



Stumbling on Happiness
Stumbling on Happiness (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned. …

“Natural happiness is what we get when we get what we wanted, and synthetic happiness is what we make when we don’t get what we wanted. In our society, we have a strong belief that synthetic happiness is of an inferior kind.” (Dan Gilbert)
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