If you’re on the fence about whether to sell your stock, sell it.
Most people predict that they’d be more unhappy if they sold a stock that went through the roof than if they kept one that tanked. They’re wrong—aggressive actions that go awry are mentally catalogued as valuable learning experiences.
One of the twenty strategies for a happier life presented in this article, a sidekick to the main piece, which does a great job of surveying the state of the art in happiness research, featuring the work of such 'positive psychologists' as Martin Seligman, Daniel Gilbert and Barry Schwartz.
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Cross-posted at nanopolitan 2.0.