Stumbling on Happiness
Publish date: January 1st 2006
Publisher: Vintage Books
Edition language: English
Essentially, humans are bad at knowing what will make them happy in the future, and bad at remembering what made them happy in the past. We have 'flawed' memories and 'flawed' imaginations. The only real advice he gave was to only ask for advice from people currently in the situation you are consid...
Well that ended abruptly. This book took me forever to get through. There were some interesting concepts, a lot of scientific stuff, and he leaves it that happiness is pretty elusive because people won't do what they should to be happy.What'd I get from this? It's most beneficial to ask someone in a...
Best thing: Not a self-help book :) It doesn't try to preach, because there aren't many things to preach anyway, only to point out what's wrong with us. And the author does it with charming wit. In some places, the experiments that he cites to substantiate his points seem inadequate, but that is mor...