I came across a link to this NYT article on Garden Rant the other day. The article discusses research that's being done on how good humans are at predicting what our own future emotions will be. For example, does buying a new car really make us as happy as we think it will? Will that thing you've been dreading really make you feel that bad? The researchers posit that, essentially, good things never make us feel as good as we think they will, but on the other hand bad things never make us feel as bad as we think they will either.
And when you think about it--for most things at least--there's a lot of truth there.
So, for this week's poll:
What is something that you thought would make you happier than it actually did? What is something that you thought would upset you more than it actually did?
Comment and discuss.