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Interesting quotes 1. “When we cook facts, we are similarly unaware of why we are going it, and this turns out to be a good thing, because deliberate attempts to generate positive views (“there must be something good about bankruptcy, and I’m not leaving this chair until I discover it”) contain the seed of their own destruction” (Gilbert 215). 2. “Being rejected by a large and diverse group of people is a demoralizing experience because it is so thoroughly unambiguous, and hence it is difficult for the psychological immune system to find a way to think about it that is positive and credible” (Gilbert 218). 3. “most people think they will regret foolish actions more then foolish inactions. But studies show that nine out of ten people are wrong” (Gilbert 220). Confusing quotes 1. “However, because our brains do their shopping unconsciously, we tend not to realize the will do it at all, hence we blithely assume that the dreadful view we
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Unformatted text preview: have when we look forward to the event is the dreadful view we’ll have when we look back on it” (Gilbert 216). 2. “People expect to feel equally bad when a tragic accident is a result of human negligence as when it is a result of dumb luck, but they actually feel worse when luck is dumb and no one is blameworthy” (Gilbert 219). 3. “When our action causes us to accept a marriage proposal from someone who later becomes an axe murderer, we can console ourselves by thinking of all the things we learned from the experience (“Collecting hatchets is a bad hobby”) But when our inaction causes us to reject a marriage proposal from someone who later becomes a movie star, we can’t console ourselves by thinking of all the things we learned from the experience because…well, there wasn’t one....
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2011 for the course ECON 0146010010 taught by Professor Allisonfranzese during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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