March 20, 2007
March 20, 2007
A smart, witty, accessible, and laugh-out-loud funny reflection on human nature brilliantly describes all that science has to tell us about the uniquely human ability to envision the future, and how likely we are to enjoy it when we get there. Reprint.
In this insightful treatise on happiness, or the pursuit thereof, Dr. Dan Gilbert tells us that seeking happiness is a worthy goal, and that the failure to find it lies within ourselves. Our minds stand in the way of achieving it: either we anticipate the future wrongly, or we lack the imagination to achieve what we want. We fail to communicate to others or accept false premises about happiness that are shared by the culture. All is not gloom and doom, however, as Dr. Gilbert, by shining a light on our self-imposed impediments, offers the possibility that we may find our way (stumbling though it may be) on the path to true happiness.
Author: Daniel Todd Gilbert
Genre: Business + Money Management, Self Improvement, Psychology
Sub-Genre: Personal Growth / Happiness, Cognitive Psychology, Consumer Behavior
- Genre: Psychology, Self Improvement, Business + Money Management
- Subgenre: Consumer Behavior, Cognitive Psychology, Personal Growth / Happiness
- Publisher: Vintage Books
- Pages: 304
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Release Date: March 20, 2007
- Author: Daniel Todd Gilbert
- Online Item #: 11337763
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1324
- ISBN: 9781400077427
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported