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Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely is the James B Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University. He is the founder of The Center for Advanced Hindsight and co-founder of BEworks,[…]

Take stock of your happiness.

Question: What should we be asking ourselves?

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Dan Ariely: I would ask them to ask the questions of what in life . . . How much happiness are they getting from different aspects of their lives?  And is this the right amount of happiness to arrive . . . to achieve from all of those?  So in some sense it’s to take stocks of your actions, and your returns in terms of happiness of each of the actions, and see which one of those are misaligned – that we invest too much in and we don’t get enough out of, and focus on the things that actually give us more happiness.

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Recorded on: Feb 19 2008