Tuesday, July 11, 2006


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.


  1. Anonymous said...

    All these articles by psychologists and magement gurus on Happiness is based on linear and relative thinking (horizontal) and therefore they dont offer any firm ground to achieve the real Happiness, which is a highly verical (vertical positive). The Absolute Happiness (which is infact neutral) can well be achieved by Dialetical reasoning by contemplation on each and every moments in our life and thats what the Vedantas biggest contribution to the humanity. This has been repeatedly stressed in Wisdom texts like Bhgavat Gita and Upanishds and serious student of such text shouldnt be fooled by those articles appear time time to time in mainstram Media.