Rethinking Happiness

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"Income is even less important as a determinant of emotional happiness. Winning the lottery is a happy event, but the elation does not last. On average, individuals with high income are in a better mood than people with lower income, but the difference is about a third as large as most people expect.”

This is an instance of what Kahneman calls the focusing illusion — when we consider changes, we over-focus on the differences and ignore the things that stay the same. We think a shiny new Tesla automobile will improve us, but we don’t consider that we will still get stuck in traffic."

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