Friday, June 5, 2015

Today's Daily Dharma: The Happiness of Uncertainty

Image: Untitled (Mandala # 406), Bill Armstrong
The Happiness of Uncertainty

Part of the reason we try to understand the causes of our experience is that we believe we can make these experiences happen again. The problem is, understanding also makes the experience less valuable, because we adapt to it. It?s surprising things, uncertain things, things we don?t fully comprehend that seem to bring us the greatest and longest-lasting happiness.

- Daniel Gilbert, "The Pleasure Paradox"