Mistaken expectations and its effect on happiness
This guy summarizes some of the thoughts I’ve had in regards of how we humans have a weird way of making choices because of the “comparison factor”. What do I mean?
We make choices that most of the time don’t make sense because we always compare to something else that maybe doesn’t make sense in the first place. And business know that and they use it to their advance. Human behavior is complicated.
Any how, enjoy the video
And this one is just as great, it answers the following question: “why are we happy?”
Some quotes I like the most from this last talk:
– “Natural happiness is what we get when we get when we wanted and synthetic happiness is what we MAKE when we don’t get when we wanted”
– “What kind of economic engine will keep churning if we believe that NOT getting what we want will make us just as happy as getting what we wanted”
– “A mall full of zen monks will not be particularly profitable”
That makes me think, should I buy a new car?