"Stumbling on Happiness" by Daniel Gilbert. A smart and funny book by a prominent Harvard psychologist, which uses groundbreaking research and (often hilarious) anecdotes to show us why we're so lousy at predicting what will make us happy & and what we can do about it.
Stumbling on Happiness - Stumbling on Happiness • Why are lovers quicker to forgive their partners for infidelity than for leaving dirty dishes in the sink?• Why will sighted people pay more to avoid going blind than blind people will pay to regain their sight? • Why do dining companions insist on ordering different ... | http://wp.me/p5qhzU-1kg | #Happiness #wellbeing
Why are we happy? Why aren’t we happy? Dan Gilbert speaking at TED expounds on happiness, relating your feelings to research. Enjoy this lighthearted talk reinforcing our prefrontal cortex’s capacity to manufacture happiness. Interesting how bounded and unbounded ambitions and fears impact us differently. Quite surprising.