Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Synthetic Happiness

For the past few days, I've been hearing this word quite a lot.

I'm attending a SAP training but i think the instructor can be a motivational speaker. Interesting personality he got...

So, he kept mention this thing about synthetic happiness. Out of curiosity, I googled it. So what is natural and synthetic happiness?

Meaning: “natural” and “synthetic” happiness – the difference between being happy because you stumbled on exactly what you wanted vs. the happiness you create when you don’t get what you want. This is a theory discovered by Dr Dan Gilbert. Dr Gilbert gives talk and write books on TED.

He mentioned that "we are notoriously bad at predicting what will make us happy, and even worse at predicting how happy we’ll be whether we get what we want or not". Which is quite true I think.

I don't think anyone of us are truly naturally happy. It's more towards synthetic happiness and how our mind makes up of it.

There you go...Happy Wednesday everyone!

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