Dan Gilbert asks, Why are we happy?
TED talk from 2004
I am preparing a talk on REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies) that I will be giving in Philadelphia next week. Instead of my initial thought to present definitions and case studies, I decided to talk about risk perception, evolutionary reasons for it, and the ethics of risk mitigation. In chasing some of the sources for facts and factoids, I came upon this fascinating talk. Enjoy!
Oh, and check out minute 9...
Nancy Etcoff's TED 2004 talk on happiness vs. absence of misery -- also awesome! She makes a great argument for synthesizing happiness.