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#1. If you are like most people, then like most people, you don't know you're like most people. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#2. fear, worry, and anxiety have useful roles to play in our lives. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#3. Beyond the satiation level of income, you can buy more pleasurable experiences, but you will lose some of your ability to enjoy the less expensive ones. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#4. When we imagine future circumstances, we fill in details that won't really come to pass and leave out details that will. When we imagine future feelings, we find it impossible to ignore what we are feeling now and impossible to recognize how we will think about the things that happen later. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#5. As students of the silver screen recall, Bogart's admonition about future regret led Bergman to board the plane and fly away with her husband. Had she stayed with Bogey in Casablanca, she would probably have felt just fine. Not right away, perhaps, but soon, and for the rest of her life. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#6. Arthritic toothless people who love orgasms are more likely to reproduce than are limber, toothy people who do not. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#7. The average newspaper boy in Pittsburgh knows more about the universe than did Galileo, Aristotle, Leonardo, or any of those other guys who were so smart they only needed one name. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#8. we sometimes imagine dark futures just to scare our own pants off. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#9. In short, we derive support for our preferred conclusions by listening to the words that we put in the mouths of people who have already been preselected for their willingness to say what we want to hear. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#10. What is the conceptual tie that binds anxiety and planning? Both, of course, are intimately connected to thinking about the future. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#11. As the philosopher John Stuart Mill wrote, It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied. And if the fool, or the pig, are a different opinion, it is because they know only their own side of the question. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#12. Small children cannot say what they want to be later because they don't really understand what later means. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#13. What's so curious about human beings is that we can look deeply into the future, foresee disaster, and still do nothing in the present to stop it. The majority of people on this planet, they're overwhelmed with concerns about their immediate well being. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#14. Among life's cruellest truths is this one: wonderful things are especially wonderful the first time they happen, but their wonderfulness wanes with repetition. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#15. Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#16. The reality of the moment is so palpable and powerful that it holds imagination in a tight orbit from which it never fully escapes. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#17. Economies thrive when individuals strive, but because individuals will only strive for their own happiness, it is essential that they mistakenly believe that producing and consuming are routes to personal well-being. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#18. Within a couple of weeks even earthquake survivors return to their normal level of unfounded optimism. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#19. Forestalling pleasure is an inventive technique for getting double - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#20. anticipating unpleasant events can minimize their impact. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#21. Most of us appear to believe that we are more athletic, intelligent, organized, ethical, logical, interesting, open-minded, and healthy-not to mention more attractive-than the average person. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#22. Psychologists call this habituation, economists call it declining marginal utility, and the rest of us call it marriage. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#23. In short, if we adhere to the standard of perfection in all our endeavors, we are left with nothing but mathematics and the White Album. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#24. My friends tell me that I have a tendency to point out problems without offering solutions, but they never tell me what I should do about it. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#25. One cannot divine nor forecast the conditions that will make happiness; one only stumbles upon them by chance, in a lucky hour, at the world's end somewhere, and holds fast to the days, as to fortune or fame. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#26. If someone offered you a pill that would make you permanently happy, you would be well advised to run fast and run far. Emotion is a compass that tells us what to do, and a compass that perpetually stuck on north is worthless. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#27. The brain and the eye may have a contractual relationship in which the brain has agreed to believe what they eye sees, but in return the eye has agreed to look for what the brain wants. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#28. the feeling of control - whether real or illusory - is one of the wellsprings of mental health. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#29. As soon as our potential experience becomes our actual experience - as soon as we have a stake in its goodness - our brains get busy looking for ways to think about the experience that will allow us to appreciate it. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#30. Now, some people will bemoan this fact, wag their fingers in your direction, and tell you sternly that you should live every minute of your life as though it were your last, which only goes to show that some people would spend their final ten minutes giving other people dumb advice. The - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#31. People want to be happy, and all the other things they want are typically meant to be a means to that end. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#32. We are happy when we have family, we are happy when we have friends and almost all the other things we think make us happy are actually just ways of getting more family and friends. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#33. The fact that we often judge the pleasure of an experience by its ending can cause us to make some curious choices. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#34. Impact is rewarding. Mattering makes us happy. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#35. Our inability to recall how we really felt is why our wealth of experiences turns out to be poverty of riches. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#36. Our brain accepts what the eyes see and our eye looks for whatever our brain wants. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#37. Each of us is trapped in a place, a time and a circumstance and our attempt to use our mind to transcend those boundaries are more often than not ineffective. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#38. The human being is the only animal that thinks about the future. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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#39. Research suggests that people are typically unaware of the reasons why they are doing what they are doing, but when asked for a reason, they readily supply one. - Author: Daniel M. Gilbert
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