In this brilliant, witty, and accessible book, renowned Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert describes the foibles of imagination and illusions of foresight that cause each of us to misconceive our tomorrows and misestimate our satisfactions. With penetrating insight and sparkling. **Bringing to life scientific research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, and behavioral economics, this bestselling book reveals what scientists have discovered about the uniquely human ability to imagine the future, and about our capacity to predict how much we. Editorial Reviews. nanofusmortsubc.tk Review. Do you know what makes you happy? Daniel Gilbert Kindle Store · Kindle eBooks · Health, Fitness & Dieting.
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The book identifies some various interesting problems we encounter when trying to find happiness, some that I was completely unaware of. Gilbert is witty and interesting to read. At the very least the book is interesting and entertaining.
I strongly suggest you pick up a copy for yourself. The major take home point from the books is simple. Our imaginations and memories are far worse then we believe them to be. Gilbert goes to incredible lengths to explain how the marvelous abilities of memory and imagination are ultimately lacking in helping us decide what will make us happy. Because of these flaws, we are actually very bad at imagining what will actually make us happy.
Our imaginations, it seems, betray us by oversimplifying the future and missing critical details.
In imagining what it would be like to live in Los Angeles, California, we think of the sunny climate but forget the smog and traffic. Although Gilbert blames this on the failings of the imagination I blame it on the sheer complexity of the universe.
Imagination is incredibly powerful, but so much of the future cannot be predicted or visualized that our futures are constantly changing. Unfortunately in order to fill these gaps of variability we simply insert pieces of the present into the future. Our current skills, feelings, emotions and desires fill the gaps we see in our future. The problem lies when we believe that this picture is accurate and not just an guess. The idea that our memories are also far less than perfect is also an interesting thought.
Most of us believe our memories are like photographs of moments back in time. As Gilbert argues, these photographs are more like portraits with a great deal of artistic interpretation. Instead of preserving each moment, our memories preserve key details, or the essence, of an experience.
When recalling that experience our mind simply guesses at what all the other details of that memory were. The big problem with this is that how we remember feeling is often completely different then we actually felt at the time. Gilbert points out that when people are asked to predict how the would respond to their presidential candidate not being elected, they respond differently when this actually occurred. Unfortunately, memory repairs this inconsistency, because when asked how they felt about the failing of their presidential candidate afterwards, they report feeling how they predicted they felt, not how they actually felt.
It seems that memory is actually closer to our imagination then a recorder of the past. Another idea brought up in the book is that we are masters at blurring and refocusing the truth to see the world the way we want and not the way it is.
Anthony Robbins frequently mentions that we need to use the references and focuses that empower us.