Unformatted text preview: notions of happiness through the rationalization of traumatic events. He stated, “The process by which we generate positive reviews are many: we pay more attention to favorable information, we surround ourselves with those who provide it, and we accept it uncritically” (146). Gilbert bases this statement on a variety of experiments that demonstrate how we change our view of experiences in order to cope with their outcomes. Using Gilbert’s essay address the following question: How would you characterize the relationship between individual perception and reality?...
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