Thinking fast and slow: by Daniel Kahneman serialised in quotes VIII:  your “remembering self” is you, your “experiencing self” is a stranger

Confusing experience with the memory of it is a compelling cognitive illusion… The experiencing self does not have a voice. The remembering self is sometimes wrong, but it is the one that keeps score and governs what we learn from living, and it is the one that makes decisions.

Odd as it may seem, I am my remembering self, and the experiencing self, who does my living, is like a stranger to me.

It is only a slight exaggeration to say that happiness is the experience of spending time with people you love and who love you.

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