Stumbling on Happiness
“Our brain accepts what the eyes see and our eye looks for whatever our brain wants.”
The book explores how our thoughts create our experiences and so how we feel about our lives. It also offers guidance on how to change our thoughts in order to improve the quality of our lives.
1. While your brain always tries to fill in the gaps, it is often wrong and so misleads us about what has happened or is happening in the moment.
2. Our brain cannot tell how something feels if we haven't yet experienced it. It is even harder for it to create a positive view of the same thing.
3. We often make bad decisions based on how our brain fills the gaps, so being aware of our assumptions and biases is important.
READ IF: You want to understand how your brain controls your past and future experiences and how it impacts your decision-making.