Happiness – synthesized vs natural OR do we really know what makes us happy?


Thanks so much to Brain Pickings for highlighting this TED video featuring social psychologist Daniel Gilbert talking about his research on happiness and our cognitive bias in determining what we really think will make us happy. According to Gilbert, human beings really aren’t good at predicting what makes them happy and ultimately, choice is the enemy of happiness. Watch the video and then go find his book Stumbling on Happiness. Gilbert is an engaging speaker – it’s an easy 20 minute watch and you’ll be surprised how easy it really is to be happy!


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