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Would winning the lottery make you happier? - Raj Raghunathan

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Imagine winning a multi-million dollar lottery tomorrow. If you’re like many of us, you’d be ecstatic, unable to believe your good luck. But would that joy still be there a few years later? Raj Raghunathan describes a phenomenon called hedonic adaptation, which may shed light on the answer.

Lesson by Raj Raghunathan, animation by Allen Laseter.

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