Impact Bias

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In one of his Ted Talks, Dr. Dan Gilbert tells us:

Wow! “a recent study showing how major life traumas affect people suggests that if it happened over three months ago, with only a few exceptions, it has no impact whatsoever on your happiness.”

Our simulator of the future tends to work poorly. Fortunately, we have what scientists call a psychological immune system that helps us cope with adversity.

“Nothing in life is as important as you think it is, while you are thinking about it.” – Daniel Kahneman

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Impact Bias
Episode 8