Burns and Happiness

The realization of how relative happiness is became very apparent to me some years ago when I was in the burn department. One day a new patient came to the burn department — Miri, a teenage girl.¬† Miri was 17 and her…

Pain decreases pain

In Chapter 6 of “The Upside of Irrationality” I wrote about the the process of adaptation, which is the process by which we get used to stuff — like pain, romantic partners, and new cars. Some of the¬†personal experiences and experiments I…