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Daniel Gilbert Quotes: We don't believe other people's experiences can tell us all that much about our own. I think this is an illusion of uniqueness.
         

We don't believe other people's experiences can tell us all that much about our own. I think this is an illusion of uniqueness.


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People are drastically overconfident about their judgments of others.

People are drastically overconfident about their judgments of others.



We are happy when we have family, we are happy when we have friends and almost all the other things we think make us happy are actually just ways of getting more family and friends.

We are happy when we have family, we are happy when we have friends and almost all the other things we think make us happy are actually just ways of getting more family and friends.



The brain and the eye may have a contractual relationship in which the brain has agreed to believe what the eye sees, but in return the eye has agreed to look for what the brain wants.

The brain and the eye may have a contractual relationship in which the brain has agreed to believe what the eye sees, but in return the eye has agreed to look for what the brain wants.



People are happiest when they're trying to achieve goals that are difficult but not out of reach.

People are happiest when they're trying to achieve goals that are difficult but not out of reach.



People want to be happy, and all the other things they want are typically meant to be a means to that end.

People want to be happy, and all the other things they want are typically meant to be a means to that end.



The good news is that going blind is not going to make you as unhappy as you think it will. The bad news is that winning the lottery will not make you as happy as you expect.

The good news is that going blind is not going to make you as unhappy as you think it will. The bad news is that winning the lottery will not make you as happy as you expect.



Our brain accepts what the eyes see and our eye looks for whatever our brain wants.

Our brain accepts what the eyes see and our eye looks for whatever our brain wants.



The secret of happiness is variety, but the secret of variety, like the secret of all spices, is knowing when to use it.

The secret of happiness is variety, but the secret of variety, like the secret of all spices, is knowing when to use it.



We treat our future selves as though they were our children, spending most of the hours of most of our days constructing tomorrows that we hope will make them happy

We treat our future selves as though they were our children, spending most of the hours of most of our days constructing tomorrows that we hope will make them happy



Happiness refers to feelings, virtue refers to actions, and those actions can cause those feelings. But not necessarily and not exclusively.

Happiness refers to feelings, virtue refers to actions, and those actions can cause those feelings. But not necessarily and not exclusively.





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