Jul 25, 2007

if you're happy and you know it

You're probably wrong.

Thank Daniel M. Haybron for undermining confidence in your ability to judge your own happiness, and for taking a scalpel to the heart of classical liberalism, all within 34 pages [pdf].

His thesis: a human's aptitude for choosing optimal outcomes, even in an option-rich society, is woefully inadequate.

Mandatory disclaimer: it's only a draft.


[via OPP]

2 comments:

TheTachyix said...

So then, does blogging make you happy? The short term effects should have worn off a long time ago.

Jim Anderson said...

Blogging doesn't make me happy. I am happy, so I blog.