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From the Ted Talk by Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory

Unscramble the Blue Letters

We know something about what controls satisfaction of the happiness self. We know that money is very important, goals are very important. We know that happiness is mainly being satisfied with ppleoe that we like, spending time with people that we like. There are other pleasures, but this is dominant. So if you want to maximize the hsinppeas of the two selves, you are going to end up doing very different things. The bottom line of what I've said here is that we really should not think of happiness as a substitute for well-being. It is a clltmopeey different notion.

Open Cloze

We know something about what controls satisfaction of the happiness self. We know that money is very important, goals are very important. We know that happiness is mainly being satisfied with ______ that we like, spending time with people that we like. There are other pleasures, but this is dominant. So if you want to maximize the _________ of the two selves, you are going to end up doing very different things. The bottom line of what I've said here is that we really should not think of happiness as a substitute for well-being. It is a __________ different notion.

Solution

  1. people
  2. happiness
  3. completely

Original Text

We know something about what controls satisfaction of the happiness self. We know that money is very important, goals are very important. We know that happiness is mainly being satisfied with people that we like, spending time with people that we like. There are other pleasures, but this is dominant. So if you want to maximize the happiness of the two selves, you are going to end up doing very different things. The bottom line of what I've said here is that we really should not think of happiness as a substitute for well-being. It is a completely different notion.

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