Stumbling on Happiness // Daniel Gilbert

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An interesting look into the counter-intuitive ways our minds work. Humorous, insightful and very relatable.


In 3 sentences

Experiences are individual – your ‘happiness scale’ differs from everyone else’s.

Your brain fabricates stories to explain things, and fills in gaps in your memory without you noticing.

Your ideas of your past and future are tainted by your current emotional state.


Read it if:

You’re interested in why we think and behave the way we do.

You like reading books that entertain as well as inform.

You want a book whose ideas you can relate to your own life.


Skip it if:

You like books that get straight to the point.

You’re one ‘this is how things really are’ book away from an existential crisis.


Goodreads Rating: 3.82/5

Length: 263 pages

Buy the book: Stumbling on Happiness


If you enjoyed this, check out

The Upside of Irrationality – Dan Ariely

Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman

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