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Measuring small pleasures is irrelevant in evaluating one's happiness

Measuring small pleasures is irrelevant in evaluating one's happiness Measuring small pleasures is irrelevant in evaluating one's happiness
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Measurements of people’s minute-by-minute levels of pleasure and pain miss this fundamental aspect of human existence. A seemingly happy life may be empty. A seemingly difficult life may be devoted to a great cause. We have purposes larger than ourselves. Unlike your experiencing self—which is absorbed in the moment—your remembering self is attempting to recognize not only the peaks of joy and valleys of misery but also how the story works out as a whole.

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