Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert says our beliefs about what will make us happy are often wrong. So then, why are we happy? Watch this video and find out…

Psychologist Dan Gilbert challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our “psychological immune system” lets us feel real, enduring happiness, he says, even when things don’t go as planned. He calls this kind of happiness “synthetic happiness,” and he says it’s “every bit as real and enduring as the kind of happiness you stumble upon when you get exactly what you were aiming for.”

(Props to Free Will Astrology for this link.)