Third Shortcoming Of Imagination - Deepstash
Third Shortcoming Of Imagination

Third Shortcoming Of Imagination

“Imagination’s failure to recognize that things will look different once they happen—in particular, that bad things will look a whole lot better.”

  • When we imagine losing a job, for instance, we imagine the painful experience (“The boss will march into my office, shut the door behind him . . .”) without also imagining how our psychological immune systems will transform its meaning (“I’ll come to realize that this was an opportunity to quit retail sales and follow my true calling as a sculptor”).

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Despite the third word of the title, this is not an instruction manual that will tell you anything useful about how to be happy. Instead, this is a book that describes what science has to tell us about how and how well the human brain can imagine its own future, and about how and how well it can predict which of those futures it will most enjoy….

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