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Stumbling on Happiness

Bringing to life scientific research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, and behavioral economics, this bestselling book reveals what scientists have discovered about the uniquely human ability to imagine the future, and about our capacity to predict how much we will like it when we get there.

In this brilliant, witty, and accessible book, renowned Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert describes the foibles of imagination and illusions of foresight that cause each of us to misconceive our tomorrows and misestimate our satisfactions. With penetrating insight and sparkling prose, Gilbert explains why we seem to know so little about the hearts and minds of the people we are about to become.

Why Jimmy Recommends It:

I read this book as a follow-up to the Happiness books by Shawn Achor. The author takes a more clinical approach to happiness but conveys the findings in a manner that is easy to understand and implement. Keys to finding happiness requires an active set of “ears” to hear things and a cognizant mindset to look for the happy events around you.