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Immune to Reality

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Kristyn Reynolds
Professor Tiernan
Response to Immune To Reality
9/07/12

Response to Immune To Reality “Upon my back, to defend my belly; upon my wit, to defend my wiles; upon my secrecy, to defend mine honesty; my mask, to defend my beauty.” (William Shakespeare Troilus and Cressida) (Gilbert 133)This quote pertains to the mind protecting and or lying to you to not be harmed, which has been proved in test today. Immune To Reality written by Daniel Gilbert is a piece about how the mind can play tricks on us by covering up the truth with a believable lie, how we “cook facts” (134), and how our mind’s choices can affect our feelings. Throughout this essay I will be discussing a real life situation of my own, and the studies and the
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Studies show that what we choose can really affect our moods for the time being or even throughout a week. On pages 135-136 a study shows a group of volunteers went through a job interview. “Some of the volunteers were told that their interview would be seen by a judge…” (135) “Other volunteers were told that their interview would be seen by a jury…” (315) the volunteers not knowing that everyone would be rejected the job. The Pre
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