Dug Campbell

Kahneman And Happiness

Last year, I finally got around to reading Daniel Kahneman’s ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’. It’s a fantastic work and one that everyone should read.

Today, I found out that Tyler Cowen’s just released a new ‘Conversations With Tyler’ podcast with Kahneman. Here’s a great excerpt:-

“Happiness feels good in the moment. But it’s in the moment. What you’re left with are your memories. And that’s a very striking thing — that memories stay with you, and the reality of life is gone in an instant. So memory has a disproportionate weight because it’s with us. It stays with us. It’s the only thing we get to keep.”

You can check out the podcast here and the transcription here.