August 31, 2012

Why Moving to California Won't Make You Happy

Jason Gots, Big Think


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According to Nobel prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman, we humans are very poor decision makers when it comes to our own happiness. The problem begins with language. We use the word happiness, Kahneman says, to refer to two very different and often mutually contradictory phenomena: the mood of the moment and our overall life-satisfaction. The former is an evanescent and notoriously unreliable gauge of the latter.

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TAGGED: Decision-making, Happiness, Psychology, Daniel Kahneman

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