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How to be more satisfied with your life, according to science - The Week

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Keep in mind the 5 ways to increase life satisfaction:

  1. Friends
  2. Have Goals
  3. Have A Life Story
  4. Money Isn’t The Answer
  5. Keep Growing

I really think that fifth one is key. If you can’t learn, you can’t improve.

As the Stoic philosopher Seneca once said:

As long as you live, keep learning how to live.

Much more detail in the article:

Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy -- and our own self-awareness.

Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory:

The Kahneman video is fascinating.  I'm pleased with my remembering self and experiencing self but, given that we're still unfunded and pre-revenue, my anticipation of future memories is of concern.  Thanks for adding that Adam.  -Peter

You're welcome, Peter.

Now is the line between the memories we carry and the uncertainty of the future.

I agree it's a great video, and good luck with your work!

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