Happiness and how to get it - a short video of Dan Gilbert.

This is a neat little TED talk that highlights, once again, that we do not necessarily know ourselves as well as we might think. From a psychodramatic point of view the talk reminds one that warm-up is more important than having stuff. A warm-up that leads to feeling satisfied beats having everything, or a warm-up to perfectionism or a warm-up to wanting more. And other minor things such as 'having' is very different from 'being'.

Dan Gilbert, the speaker, believes that, in our ardent, lifelong pursuit of happiness, most of us have the wrong map. In the same way that optical illusions fool our eyes -- and fool everyone's eyes in the same way -- Gilbert argues that our brains systematically misjudge what will make us happy. And these quirks in our cognition make humans very poor predictors of our own bliss.