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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

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    that hear from others may give you a really big impact or influences. For, Daniel Gilbert, a professor which studies human psychology, he writes the essay “Immune to Reality”, he thinks that people depend on “cooking the fact” in order to make the events which have negative side become to the positive side.  He also mentions the psychological immune system; this system

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    Reality Is Not Real Immediately after reading Immune to Reality by Daniel Gilbert and Being Zack Morris by Chuck Klosterman, they may at first seem like they have nothing to do with the other. After all, Immune to Reality is written about how the mind “cooks facts” and diverts human attention away from the bad and has it focus on the good, and Being Zack Morris is written about how cliche life really is. Throughout both Gilbert and Klosterman’s pieces a certain type of reality is being constructed

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    investments rather than looking further into the situation in order to understand that it was the bank's fault for making a bad business deal; excuses bury the true cause of an event. In Daniel Gilbert's "Immune to Reality", he describes the excuses people make as people being "immune to reality", and suggests that "people are typically unaware of the reasons they are doing what they are doing, but when asked for a reason, they readily supply one" (131). A few situations, in which Daniel Gilbert's

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    In the chapter “Immune to Reality”, he explains that a psychological immune system is a defense mechanism our brains use to keep us feeling happy. Gilbert shares one of the ways in which the psychological immune system is triggered and describes the trigger by using an analogy. Of course he could have gone on about the regions of our brains, its neurons and how they

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    themselves unintentionally altering reality and avoiding the truth to make almost every situation beneficial. To properly understand happiness, we have to first tackle the idea of understanding ourselves. The way we view ourselves shapes our experiences of events to a great extent because we finally understand why we go through what we do. After thoroughly reading both “Immune to Reality”, and “The Mega-Marketing of Depression in Japan”, I am confidently able to say that reality in our lives is strongly based

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    trauma as well. In Daniel Gilbert’s Immune to Reality, Gilbert describes the psychological immune system, which is a defense mechanism of the mind. The psychological immune system is recognized as a way for the brain to find ways to deal with the harsh realities of life. Contrastingly, Martha Stout in When I Woke Up Tuesday Morning, It Was Friday focuses on dissociation, which is common in people who have experienced trauma. It is similar to Gilbert’s psychological immune system, as they are both mental

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    She believes that these conscious interactions are beneficial to positive resonance and to our mental well-being. On the contrary, Daniel Gilbert, who wrote the essay Immune to Reality, discusses how our brain exploits the ambiguity of bad experiences and unconsciously “softens its sting.” By doing so, we become immune to reality. Even though Fredrickson believes that accumulating conscious

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    Aside from instinctual actions, behaviors are largely driven by emotion, where action can be driven by the emotional state at the time. In the same vein, individuals are susceptible to being attached to a construct, whether it is a tangible object or an idea, which then becomes detrimental in terms of rationality to their cognitive behavior—but it is not the sole factor for why and how an individual may act a certain way. The surrounding environment is an important factor in how a certain behavior

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    Sufficient sleep is a biological necessity for the normal functioning of humans, it allows the body to rest and to replenish itself so that it is able to serve its function of living. In addition, mental and physical health depend on the amount of sleep we get. Most adults and students value work and college much more than sleep, this is due to the academic, career, and materialistic demands. Researchers have noted a positive correlation between lack of sleep and decreased physical health, mental

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