discusses the impact of being rendered paraplegic on happiness levels, referencing a study by Dr. Dan Gilbert. Initially, the study suggested that becoming paraplegic and winning the lottery had similar effects on happiness levels when assessed a year later. However, Gilbert later corrected this, clarifying that people who become paraplegic generally report lower happiness levels than those who win the lottery. This correction highlights the significant disruption that being rendered paraplegic can have on an individual's well-being 1.

Happiness Discrepancy

Andrew discusses the discrepancy in the self-reported levels of happiness between those who have been rendered paraplegic and those who have won the lottery. While the original study claimed that both groups had similar levels of happiness, subsequent data shows that paraplegics report lower levels of happiness than lottery winners.

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Science-Based Tools for Increasing Happiness | Huberman Lab Podcast #98