Wednesday, 7 March 2007

A Great Nonfiction book

Finished March 7
Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
This was a great read. It had a lot of very interesting information about how our minds work and communicated the information in a very conversational manner. There was also humour in it Gilbert explains how our minds allow us to be bad at predicting future happiness or unhappiness as well as reflecting on our past emotions. He refers to scientific studies, but not in a dry way. The book is split into six parts: Prospection, Subjectivity, Realism, Presentism, Rationalization, and Corrigibility. I found it fascinating to see how our minds work and how they fool us into believing things are other than they really are.

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