Summary 1, The surprising sciences of happiness:
It seems counterintuitive that when a person makes a decision that they are going to be unhappy with the decision that they make. Throughout a person’s life they have to make decisions. Some are happy with the decision they make in the moment, but later on they may be unhappy later. According to Dan Gilbert, who is the author of “Stumbling onto Happiness”, he informas us on how a person finds happiness in the most unlikely places. He uses an example of how would be happier a person that won the lottery or a person that is parligiect. At the moment the people that one the lottery are happier than the people that just became parapligect, but a year later they are both equally as happy. This is due to them coming to terms with what has happened and finding happiness in what happened to them. This follows into synthesising happiness, which is where people think they have found happiness, when truly they have not yet.
Damn Gilber tmentions this to educate people on what truly makes them happy. This is counterintuitive, due to that if you decide to do one thing instead of another, you could have been happier with doing the other thing. Dan explains this by showing a diagram of a photograph class at Harvard, which took photos of their favorite places on campus. After developing the film they were told they had to give their best image to hand in for credit for the class. One group is told that they can change their mind about which image they want to submit, they just have to reach out to the teacher to change it, where the other class is told they have to decide right on the stop and can not change their mind. Overall, the class that was told they could not change their mind, were happier with their picture then the class that could change it out. This is due to people like having a chance to change their mind, where in the long run they would have been happier with their work if they were in the class where they could not change their mind.
Summary 2, The Cruelest Show on Earth:
It seems counterintuitive that when the goverment punished Feld Entertainment for animal cruelty but let them of if they make a size able donation to a chartiyt to stop animal cruelty. With the conditions that the elephants are living in and how they are beign treated is unexceptable. Feld Entertainment has been video of how they take care of there animals, they are not being taken care of like the say they were. Under otah Kenny Feld, The CEO of Feld entertainment, finally came clean on how the truely take care of the animals. They use bullhooks, whipping them, and sometimes electric prods to train the elephants, which is complicity different then what they have said in the past. But Fled Entertainemtn was let of with just a fine, becuase the goverment falied to do anything about it. It hard to believes that a counplain that is clearly being abuse is let of with jsut a slap on the wrist.
Even after Kenny the elephansts death, there was still no inforced laws put in to protect the elephants. The treatment of e;lephants has not changed that much sinces P.T. Baurdum started using elephants in his circu, which was in 1850. When they first started using Elephants they would capture them in Africa and ship them over 12,00 miles back to new york city. At least one elephant died every trip. Even thogught this was in the 1800’s it is still upsetign too see know one was doing a think. The reason elephants where benign used were because they attracted a large aduidents do to the faination. Bu that came for a prive for the elephants because they were treated horrible.
Summary 3, Does Using Paper Take CO2 out of the Environment?:
It is counterintuitive when one thing about recycling is said but then told a completely different the next minute. Some say that paper contains a lot of carbon dioxide, where others believe that if you cut a tree and plant another one then it will keep the carbon dioxide levels down. According to the articles, 16.7 million tons of carbon are sequestered in wood products found in landfills last year. This does include all paper products. However, further, in the article, the author is deemed incorrect by Ann Ingerson. Ingerson is a resource economist at the Wilderness society. Ann states that paper is not a good option to store carbon dioxide, due to it decomposing quickly. We are told two different opinions from people that make it counterintuitive on how to use paper to stop the production of carbon dioxide. Paper production is sent to China to show how it can be recycled into boxes that can later be used to send toys and electronics back to America. Paper has helped create a Sisyphean trans-Pacific cycle. This is not the best thing, but it does decrease the number of trees being cut down to create shipping containers.