Am I ignoring something important?
Like the fact that — you know the book did well afterwards, like the fact that there are other cool guys in 1504, and so on.
What important evidence do I still need to take into consideration?
This is about disputing, it's evidence, it's get real.
Look out, don't just zoom in on the geometric shapes, there are also children on the bus.
And this is what questions do. They open us up, they open our vision and they create in your reality.
What am I magnifying? What am I minimizing? Am I falling into one of the traps?
Am I ignoring anything that is going well?
Am I ignoring anything that is not going well?
It's not about Pollyanna feel good at all costs, it's about being tied to reality.
And finally, let me zoom out. What is the big picture.
To conclude, Ed Diener and Martin Seligman did very important research on extremely happy people. This is tip of the stamp research.
Looking at the 10 per cent of the happiest people out there, people that we can learn from.
And what they found was very interesting. First of all,
these people did not experience painful emotions any less times than the rest of the people, say the bottom 10 per cent or the mid 10 per cent.