In this interesting talk Dan Gilbert explains the science and benefit of Synthesized Happiness. “Sir Thomas Brown wrote in 1642, “I am the happiest man alive. I have that in me that can convert poverty to riches, adversity to prosperity. I am more invulnerable than Achilles; fortune hath not one place to hit me.” This process of mental adaptation, allows us to change our perspective on unfortunate circumstances; making bad situations manageable. Enjoy!