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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

What did the seal wear to the pool?

Arrival Fallacy

The “arrival fallacy” is the belief that once you arrive at a certain destination, you’ll be happy. But arrival rarely makes you as happy as you anticipate. Try instead to take pleasure in the gradual progress you make toward a goal, a source of happiness that is known, unpoetic though it may sound, as “pre-goal-attainment positive affect.”
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