Yesterday I was so focused on finishing the post for Thursday, that when I finished it, I forgot it wasn’t Thursday and posted it a day early! If only my Professors could see me now, a person who didn’t wait until the last minute to do something AND who made multiple revisions before handing in the final product. Sounds like a future topic to me . . . procrastination.
I want to continue to meet expectations and get in the habit of posting on Thursdays, therefor I am posting two speeches from TED on happiness. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design: Ideas worth spreading. From their website:
Our mission: Spreading ideas.
We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we’re building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.
The first speech is by Barry Schwartz. He is a Professor of Social Theory and Social Action. He has authored or co-authored several books including: The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less, Psychology of Learning and Behavior , and The Costs of Living: How market freedom erodes the best things in life.
The next speaker is Dan Gilbert. His speech is interesting to me because it talks about how we can still be happy, even if we don’t get what we think we want, and it is more than just “tricking” ourselves. He is the author of books like Stumbling on Happiness.
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