Thursday, December 04, 2014

Thursday Thinking - Happiness: Memory vs. Experience

I found this to be really interesting. The insights about life, experience, memory, and reflection resonated with me. In this short talk, he doesn't get into matters of faith and meaning, but there also much to think about here in regard to how our beliefs might impact our sense of happiness and well-being. The way we think about our life stories is clearly important.

Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy — and our own self-awareness.

Widely regarded as the world's most influential living psychologist, Daniel Kahneman won the Nobel in Economics for his pioneering work in behavioral economics — exploring the irrational ways we make decisions about risk.

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