Average Jane

The (misguided) pursuit of happiness

So, below is the actual description of this presentation, but I offer you this: Dr. Gilbert offers up the proposition that we create our own happiness out of almost genetic… evolutionary necessity. He says that, however, we are programmed not to know this. Additionally, with this “not knowing ness”, we choose paths that will result in our misery. It is a long, but FASCINATING video presentation. Enjoy.

“In this memorable talk, Dan Gilbert demonstrates just how poor we humans are at predicting (or understanding) what will make us happy. Gilbert is a psychology professor at Harvard, and author of “Stumbling on Happiness”. (Recorded February 2004 in Monterey, CA. Duration: 22:02) – More TEDTalks at http://www.ted.com”


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