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Twisting Fate

Twisting Fate

  • Researchers have discovered that when people find it easy to imagine an event, they overestimate the likelihood that it will actually occur.
  • Because most of us get so much more practice imagining good than bad events, we tend to overestimate the likelihood that good events will actually happen to us, which leads us to be unrealistically optimistic about our futures.
  • The key to happiness, fulfillment, and enlightenment, is to stop thinking so much about the future.

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"A good idea should be like a girl's skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest."

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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