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-1Kirsten Wooten Dr. Sanderson English Comp I 09 October 2007 Miswanting In this essay, the authors Gilbert and Wilson discuss how your mind can play tricks on you. It can make you think that you want something or that one experience will be the best experience you have had when really it ends up that the experience was really bad and the thing that you wanted you didn’t actually need. Gilbert and Wilson give us their definition of liking and wanting. They said, “Liking has to do with how a thing makes us feel, and wanting is, simply enough, a prediction of liking”. They used the sentence “I like doughnuts” and “I want doughnuts”. In the like sentence we are letting others know that the consumption of doughnuts make us feel better. In the want sentence says that you would feel better if you had a doughnuts. Many people think that wants will make them happy, however, that is not the case always. If you haven’t realized your wants change daily maybe even hourly.
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Unformatted text preview: Meaning that no matter how bad you think you want something you can possibly forget about it as soon as something better comes along. Gilbert and Wilson tell us that wanting has three main ingredients: the particular details that we imagine when we consider a future event, our beliefs about in which people like us are likely to react to such reactions, and gut reactions we experience when we imagine the future event. Many people think that the event that they have been anticipating for weeks is what makes them happy but really it is the things that just happened to them just moments before that makes the experience that much better. I agree with this essay. I believe that people confuse like and want. Also, I think that people imagine things being greater than what they really are. I think that people think that the event they have been anticipating for months is the best event because of the small things that happen to them before the actually event occurs....
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