Why Is My Life So Hard?

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Occluded mesocyclone tornado in Oklahoma on May 3rd, 1999. (Photo: NOAA Photo Library)

Season 6, Episode 40

This week on Freakonomics Radio: most of us feel we face more obstacles than everyone else — which breeds resentment. We also undervalue the tailwinds that help us — which leaves us ungrateful and unhappy. Stephen J. Dubner asks, “How can we avoid this trap?”

To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “Why Is My Life So Hard?” and “Chuck E. Cheese’s: Where a Kid Can Learn Price Theory.”

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