Thursday, March 04, 2010

Worthwhile Sentences on Perspective

From Justin Wehr: "Test for whether you truly understand something: Can you explain it to a 10 year old?"

From Scott Sumner: "Happiness isn’t based on anything you achieve, but rather the anticipation of future happiness."

From ScienceDaily: "people who achieve greater social status are more likely to be able to experience life as rewarding and stimulating because they have more targets for dopamine to act upon"

From Eric Barker: "If you're a natural Casanova are you likely to be less ambitious?"

From Tara Parker-Pope: "Vacations do make people happy, but we found people who are anticipating holiday trips show signs of increased happiness, and afterward there is hardly an effect.”

*Past worthwhile sentences.

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