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In Psychology Today, an article from March 9, 2013 by social psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky about "7 Myths About Happiness" explores how nearly all of us buy into beliefs that certain adult achievements, like marriage, kids, jobs, and wealth, will make us forever happy.
In his TED Talk, Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert says our beliefs about what will make us happy are often wrong -- a premise he supports with intriguing research and explains in his accessible and unexpectedly funny book, Stumbling on Happiness.
Stumbling on Happiness is a non-fiction book by Daniel Gilbert, with the central thesis that, through perception and cognitive biases, people imagine the future poorly, in particular what will make them happy.