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#1
By far one of the most interesting videos I have ever watched. It talks about the difference between real happiness and fake (synthesized) happiness.

oh, and it's hilarious.

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/dan_gilbert_asks_why_are_we_happy.html


what do you think about it?

And I know you're thinking "screw it, its a long video, I don't wanna learn, I'm in the Pit. Therefore, I present:


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Quote by Masamune
Cool video, I love Ted talks. I'm about 10 minutes into it atm.

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i loved the adam smith quote. awesome video altogether

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Finished it, and I loved the last 5 mins or so the most.

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This really is an interesting video.

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I'm already at 2 minutes and I think this is brilliant. Awesome find TS.
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#4
It's to do with blood flow, that's why it gets that way.
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#6
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requires flash i dont have to play

fail.


on offtopic... coreys been banned?



yeah, he's been banned. not perma'd though, and these annoying sigs are innefectual bandwagon bullshit, and corey himself doesn't even want them up.

how do you not have flash?

and on-topic, this video is amazing. watch it if you have flash, it's epic.
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#7
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how do you not have flash?

and on-topic, this video is amazing. watch it if you have flash, it's epic.

i dno lol... attempting to dl and install
#9
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It's to do with blood flow, that's why it gets that way.

Took me a while to get it.
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#10
Quote by captaincrunk
I saw michael shermer on the site, so now i'm interested.


this is better than the shermer one
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#13
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One can't quantify happiness


this guy does. pretty damn well, too.
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#15
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I haven't watched the shermer one but he emails me weekly



personally?
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#19
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No, just through e-skeptic.


ahh


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Now I get it!
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#23
I'm already at 2 minutes and I think this is brilliant. Awesome find TS.
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#24
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I'm already at 2 minutes and I think this is brilliant. Awesome find TS.


My mom showed me
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#27
This is indeed very interesting. The stuff about how irreversible situations induce synthesized happiness seem quite accurate to me.
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#28
i think stuff like this is really cool

thanks fearofthemark

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#29
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i think stuff like this is really cool

thanks fearofthemark



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#30
Interesting. Basically, you learn to like what you're stuck with. Worth watching but nothing amazing.
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#32
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It reminds me of that "last lecture" thing thats up on youtube


what is that?
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#33
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what is that?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo

more similarities in the style then in the content. Still very good to watch. More rhetorical then scientific. This professor (I believe he was the creator of Carnegie Melons "Alice" programming software), who knows he will die in a few days, is given the opportunity to make one final lecture to students before he dies, to deliever one final message to the world before his passing. He chose to do it on "childhood dreams" its quite remarkable, and a great watch.

But that video was quite good. The information, while not ground-breaking, can certainly help people be happier with what they have in life. It is also something that I can use on my "meaning of life" class final paper (due in 4 days), so great find!!!
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#36
Quote by nmitchell076
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo

more similarities in the style then in the content. Still very good to watch. More rhetorical then scientific. This professor (I believe he was the creator of Carnegie Melons "Alice" programming software), who knows he will die in a few days, is given the opportunity to make one final lecture to students before he dies, to deliever one final message to the world before his passing. He chose to do it on "childhood dreams" its quite remarkable, and a great watch.

But that video was quite good. The information, while not ground-breaking, can certainly help people be happier with what they have in life. It is also something that I can use on my "meaning of life" class final paper (due in 4 days), so great find!!!



I saw the first half hour of that, and it was amazing! I can't believe he died
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#39
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Defiantly worth watching, thanks for sharing.


no problem

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Is there somewhere I can download this? It won't let me on there for some reason


I'm not sure, maybe if you youtube it, that might work.
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#40
Man, I love TED. I could spend an entire day watching talks from that site.
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