TED Talks: Daniel Gilbert Asks Why are We Happy?

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Daniel Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don't go as planned.

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