What a happiness researcher learned about life

at 12:35 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Will Wilkinson drops some wisdom:

I think the most important thing I took away from all that time with my nose in happiness research and behavioral econ is that we overestimate the value of what we already have and so underestimate the upside of taking a chance, leaving something behind, and making a big change.

Wilkinson is putting his money, time, etc, where his mouth is: He’s moving to Houston to pursue an MFA in creative writing.

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