Stumbling on Happiness summary and quotes

Stumbling on Happiness quotes

My friends tell me that I have a tendency to point out problems without offering solutions, but they never tell me what I should do about it

The fact that we often judge the pleasure of an experience by its ending can cause us to make some curious choices

Most of us appear to believe that we are more athletic, intelligent, organized, ethical, logical, interesting, open-minded, and healthy-not to mention more attractive-than the average person

When we imagine future circumstances, we fill in details that won’t really come to pass and leave out details that will. When we imagine future feelings, we find it impossible to ignore what we are feeling now and impossible to recognize how we will think about the things that happen later

Stumbling on Happiness summary

Bringing to life scientific research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, and behavioral economics, this bestselling book reveals what scientists have discovered about the uniquely human ability to imagine the future, and about our capacity to predict how much we will like it when we get there.


Share the best quotes from Stumbling on Happiness book: