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Why “Live in the Present Moment” is Terrible Advice

Why “Live in the Present Moment” is Terrible Advice

It is always good to look at any issue from different perspectives. Living in the present moment to the exclusion of future goals is, (of course), a terrible idea. Balancing seemingly opposing ideas is a good solution, as described. Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW!

Here’s a seemingly dumb question with a counterintuitive answer: Would you rather experience a shorter or longer duration of pain? Stated this way, the answer is obvious, but Nobel Prize winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman conducted an experiment that produced the opposite one. In the first round of the experiment, subjects put their hands in ice cold water for 60 seconds. In the next round, they put their hands in ice cold water for 60 seconds plus an additional 30 seconds in slightly warmer but still ice cold water. After making them endure both trials, he […]

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