End Of History Illusion: Study Shows We Underestimate How Much We’ll Change In The Future

Even though we’re usually not hesitant to say we’ve changed a lot over the years, we’re less apt to admit that we’ll change in the future — something called the “end of history illusion,” according to a new study in the journal Science. “Middle-aged people — like me — often look back on our teenage selves with some mixture of amusement and chagrin,” study researcher Daniel T. Gilbert, a Harvard psychologist, told the New York Times.”What we never seem to realize is that our future selves will look back and think the very same thing about us. At every age we think we’re having the last laugh, and at every age we’re wrong.” The study included 19,000 people between ages 18 and 68, who were surveyed about how much they thought they’d changed over the last decade, as well as how much they expected to change in the next. They were also asked questions about their personality traits and beliefs, NPR reported. Read More…
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