Happiness

Happiness

There is much talk these days about happiness and just what it is that makes us happy. And there is much talk about positive psychology and through this the promotion and teaching of happiness, optimism, positive thinking. And interestingly the thinking goes kind of like this…imagine two people: one wins a million dollars on the lottery and the other gets flattened by a truck and ends up in in wheelchair. After a couple of years how happy is each of them?

Measure it on a scale:
1……………………………………to……………………………….100

Who is miserable at 1? Who is super happy at 100?

Yes there is the obvious answer, and yet maybe when we think about it the less likely one perhaps makes sense. And it’s that after a while these two peopole are equally happy. Interesting eh?

There are a few fellas talking about this stuff across the planet. One of them is Daniel Gilbert. I thought I would whack this video up here for your consideration. Here tis…oh…and just as a precaution I still suggest you avoid trucks though.

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