We tend to think that college is a time in life where people go through change, but here’s a talk that emphasizes the constant nature of change. We are always changing. Importantly, we often think that who we are today is who we will be tomorrow. Not really.
Dan Gilbert: The psychology of your future self
“Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.” Dan Gilbert shares recent research on a phenomenon he calls the “end of history illusion,” where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the person we’ll be for the rest of time. Hint: that’s not the case.