Friday, August 10, 2007

What makes us happy?

Rhonda Steiner sent me the following video. Take a look:

Psychologist Dan Gilbert challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel real, enduring happiness, he says, even when things don't go as planned. He calls this kind of happiness "synthetic happiness," and he says it's "every bit as real and enduring as the kind of happiness you stumble upon when you get exactly what you were aiming for."


  1. Anonymous9:34 PM

    Wow! Marilyn

  2. If you're interested in emotions and psychology you should read my blog post called the most powerful drug. It's mostly about a book called the secret, which is an excellent book btw, and I highly recommend it. Anyways its basically about what makes feel the way we do and how to control it.


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