Category: Personal Growth

Psychology of your future self: Why do we make decisions today that our future selves so often regret?

(TED Talk, Dan Gilbert) Because we vastly underestimate how much change we will experience over the next 10 years. We have an illusion that our personal history has come to an end, and that we have just become the people we were always meant to be, and will be for the rest of our lives. The person you are right now is as transient, as fleeting and as temporary as all the people you’ve ever been.

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