The joy of delusion
At some point in our lives, most of us have talked about it, or we've heard our friends talk about it: what would make us happy. What prompts humans to predict what would bring us joy? Are we setting up ourselves to be unhappy?
Recent research by Harvard University professor Daniel Gilbert (pictured above) suggests that we're equipped with a kind of emotional thermostat that keeps our level of happiness steady. Find out more by reading a New York Times review of Gibert's book, Stumbling on Happiness. Click here to read the book's first chapter.
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