Happiness

Posted by on Feb 20, 2007 in Blog, Success | 0 comments

The Theory of Moral Sentiments, 1759 

“The great source of both the misery and disorders of human life, seems to arise from over-rating the difference between one permanent situation and another. . .Some of those situations may, no doubt, deserve to be preferred to others, but none of them can deserve to be pursued with that passionate ardour which drives us to violate the rules either of prudence or of justice, or to corrupt the future tranquility of our minds, either by shame from the remembrance of our own folly, or by remorse from the horror of our own injustice.” – Adam Smith

People generally prefer to have choices, but it seems like when people make a choice they are dissatisfied by it, unless the choice is made with certainty. The reason I’m writing this blog is because I find the idea of what creates happiness when happiness isn’t there an interesting topic. Dan Gilbert was at TEDTalks and he was talking about the synthesis of happiness. I do agree that the mind is a powerful thing. We can manipulate our mind and our state. We can become different people if we so choose to. I really would like others to write their thoughts about this in the comments section. Thanks.

TEDTalks – Dan Gilbert – Synthesis of Happiness (YouTube)

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