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Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Todd Gilbert
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Jun 29, 2010

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bookshelves: mind, nonfiction, science
Read in January, 2011

Lots of good "is", but not much "should", which is a fine and respectable decision but might be less than some people want. The biggest "should" would have to be: if you want to know whether a choice will make you happy, don't try to guess, because your imagination is biased. And don't ask someone who's done it whether they're happier now than before, because they don't remember how they felt before. Instead, ask a lot of people A) whether they did it and B) how they feel currently. The average will tell you the truth.

Also this was the first book I read on my Kindle. Thanks dad!

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