New Topic: Is what I want REALLY going to make me happy?
5/27/2005 10:47:00 PM | Author: baloghblog
My 'significant other' (I am no longer going to call her the missus) came across this great article in a book that she had bought called The Best American Nonrequired Reading. It discusses research done by a scientist named Daniel Gilbert, who compared peoples expected responses to purchases, life changing events, and comparing big single setbacks with chronic ones.

In a nutshell: the work found that we are never happy as long as we think we are with the purchase of a new car, nor are we as sad for as long about the lost of someone close to us. We constantly are striving to get the next big thing, only to be shortly 'accostumed to it.' We think that we know what is going to make us happy, but in truth we deceive ourselves how happy it would really make us.

It is worth a read. Having been written in 2003, there has been many posts dedicated to the subject, but since I recently came across it, I figured that it was worth another look.

Thoughts anyone?

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