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“Meaning, Happiness and the Good Life • Cathal Woods Reading Questions on Haidt 2 "Changing Your Mind" Reading: Haidt Ch. 2 pp. 23-34 1. What does Shakespeare mean when he says "There is nothing good or bad, but thinking  makes it so."? (This quote appears on p. 31, but the answer is in the first few pages of the  chapter.  “Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness  unless you are content with it.”  So it’s you that decides whether something is going to heavily  impact you or add light to your life. 2. Based on the story of Boethius and Lady Philosophy, what is a 'reframing tactic'? The way that Lady Philosophy tried to ‘reframe’ his life so he could see more clearly.
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Why does Haidt say (p. 26) the effective therapies "retrain the elephant"? People can retrain the elephant by staying with a mind-altering program over a long period of time. People that go through epiphanies experience this but it mostly fades after a short time. 4. What is the 'cortical lottery'? When your brain is configured to see the good in the world. 5. Why, according to Haidt, does the elephant tend towards worry and pessimism in so many people? Because it is the minds of the people that make it so. They tend to worry about more things and dont give light to the happier things....
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course PHIL 201 taught by Professor Woods during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Wesleyan.

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