You know, the standard state for people is ‘mildly pleasant.’ Negative emotions are quite rare, and extremely positive emotions are rare. But people are mildly pleased most of the time, they’re mildly tired a lot of the time, and they wish they were somewhere else a substantial part of the time – but mostly they’re mildly pleased.
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It's a wonderful thing to be optimistic. It keeps you healthy and it keeps you resilient.Daniel Kahneman
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Experienced happiness refers to your feelings, to how happy you are as you live your life. In contrast, the satisfaction of the remembering self refers to your feelings when you think about your life.Daniel Kahneman