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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: Stumbling on Happiness


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert p. 70

"And yet, we have seen that when we say with moderate precision what we mean by words such as happiness, we still can't be sure that two people who claim to be happy are having the same experience, or that our current experience of happiness is really different from our past experience of happiness, or that we are having an experience of happiness at all. If the goal of science is to make us feel awkward and ignorant in the presence of things we once understood perfectly well, then psychology has succeeded above all others."

This book is good, but much more academic and dense than I anticipated. Luckily the author does throw in some humor here and there.

3 comments:

Julie @ Read Handed said...

That's a pretty hilarious quote. A lot of times people do over-think their emotions. Sounds like an interesting book. If you get a chance, my teaser is here.

Melissa said...

Talk about over thinking! I definitely think that we've all forgotten how to just be!

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Alice Audrey said...

Aint that the truth!

Great teaser. Please check out my teaser.