Dan Gilbert is a psychology professor at Harvard, and author of Stumbling on Happiness. In this memorable talk, filmed at TED2004, he demonstrates just how poor we humans are at predicting (or understanding) what will make us happy. (Recorded February 2004 in Monterey, CA. Duration: 22:02)
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Transcript: Daniel Gilbert, TED2004
Daniel Gilbert: Why are we happy? Why aren’t we happy?