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The best way to be happy is not getting what you want, is wanting what you got.
"We synthesize happiness, but we think happiness is a thing to be found.
Natural happiness is what we get when we get what we wanted, and synthetic happiness is what we make when we don't get what we wanted. And in our society, we have a strong belief that synthetic happiness is of an inferior kind.
We should have preferences that lead us to one future over another. But when those preferences drive us too hard and too fast because we have overrated the difference between these futures, we are at risk. When our ambition is bounded, it leads us to work joyfully. When our ambition is unbounded, it leads us to lie, to cheat, to steal, to hurt others, to sacrifice things of real value. When our fears are bounded, we're prudent, we're cautious, we're thoughtful. When our fears are unbounded and overblown, we're reckless, and we're cowardly.
Our longings and our worries are both to some degree overblown, because we have within us the capacity to manufacture the very commodity we are constantly chasing when we choose experience."
View Daniel shared one of the best TED talks on happiness - 'The Surprising Science of Happiness' at https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_gilbert_asks_why_are_we_happy