In this interview, Dan Gilbert mentions the difficulty in predicting whether or not we will like certain events, even if we knew they were going to occur. I never thought about how difficult it is to predict whether or not we will appreciate things. Sometimes, you think you'll dislike a certain type of food but end up really liking it, other times, the reverse occurs. Maybe this is why we like receiving gifts, because other people's ability to perceive what we will enjoy is unbiased.
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