we over predict extreme situations (winning the lottery, becomig quadrapeligic) because we under predict how adaptive we are .
regret theory. in the long past we regret what we should have done and did not do. in the short past we regret what we did and should not have done
book: the 7 sines of memory. how we mis-remember. we forget how we felt
we adjust to consistent pain. a commute of 45 minutes every day is better than a commute of 25-45 minutes.
miligram, good samaritan study at duke. our personality plays less a role in predicting how we will behave than the situation.