We could do it so that when you take the two pictures, you'd have four days to change your mind, or we're doing another course where you take the two pictures and you make up your mind right away and you can never change it.
If you tend to think that getting certain things — from possessions to accomplishments — will make you happy, this talk might change your mind. I met a young man named Emeka, who'd been paralyzed playing football.
Some of you are old enough to remember: This is a woman from Canada.
For many people, belonging is the most essential source of meaning, those bonds to family and friends. My dad is a carpenter and a Sufi.
I think we all reject people in small ways like this without realizing it. They can't be exactly the same.
For others, the key to meaning is the second pillar: If I've met you before, I don't remember. The pillars were part of the architecture, and the presence of the pillars helped us all live more deeply. That's great! Your life isn't just a list of events. And this isn't mine. It didn't make them less happy, it just didn't do much for them. But when you lead with love, you create a bond that lifts each of you up.
You're married to a guy and he picks his nose? On this map, green will mean they're positively correlated, red means they're negatively correlated. We had a little natural experiment.
What kind of economic engine would keep churning if we believed that not getting what we want could make us just as happy as getting it? This is the change in liking score, the change from the first time they ranked to the second time they ranked.
But when he gave the money to the vendor, the vendor drew back.
He's pretty much covered them there. Watch as happiness is synthesized. Is there more to life than being happy? Watch TED Talks.