predicting our future

predicting our future

provide an argumentative thesis with support from your own ideas and direct quotes from Joan Didion’s “After Life” and Daniel Gilbert’s “Reporting Live from Tomorrow.” Research is not required for this paper (thus a works cited page is not necessary).

1. Daniel Gilbert’s essay “Reporting Live from Tomorrow” is about the failure of our imaginations to predict our future happiness. Given Didion’s essay, how well do our imaginations predict our future unhappiness? Use Gilbert’s ideas to explore the process of grief documented by Didion.

Joan Didion Essay
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/25/magazine/25didion.html

stumbling of happiness: Daniel Gilbert ch.11 . pgs 212- 233