Quoterday – Dangerous Dreaming

Dreaming about a positive future seemed to protect against sadness in the short term but promote it over the long term. Gabriele Oettingen, Rethinking Positive Thinking Fantasizing about the future.  It's easy.  It's free. It gives us direction.  It feels good.  What could go wrong? According to Gabriele Oettingen, daydreaming of an ideal future is … Continue reading Quoterday – Dangerous Dreaming

Quoterday – How Wonderful Are Wonderful Things?

Wonderful things are especially wonderful the first time they happen, but their wonderfulness wanes with repition. -Daniel Gilbert, Stumbling On Happiness Enjoying holiday candies and cookies can be wonderful.  When I am at home and I bite into that first fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie, my taste buds ascend into heaven.  A sip of milk makes … Continue reading Quoterday – How Wonderful Are Wonderful Things?

Quoterday – The Dangers of Daydream Overdose

The pleasurable act of dreaming seems to let us fulfill our wishes in our minds, sapping our energy to perform the hard work of meeting the challenges in real life. -Gabriele Oettingen - Rethinking Postive Thinking Anyone who's seen the self-help section of a bookstore knows.  Titles emphasizing positive thinking, goal-setting, and visualizing your ideal life … Continue reading Quoterday – The Dangers of Daydream Overdose