Why We Don’t Learn from Experience

Does your memory really remember what you have lived through?

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This is your most memorable memory.

Conclusion

So where does that leave us? Given we don’t have access to our actual, felt experience, how do we ever make the right decisions? Is it possible to break free of the peak-end rule and accurately judge the quality of our experiences? I believe there is reason to be hopeful.

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