Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


“Experience, Contrary to Popular Belief, is Mostly ____.” Mostly What?

June 7th, 2015

Episode 69 of 540 episodes

“Experience, contrary to popular belief, is mostly imagination.” –Ruth Benedict Agree, disagree? I’m reminded by a remark made by Samuel Johnson to James Boswell, along the same lines, “Were it not for imagination, Sir, a man would be as happy in the arms of a chambermaid as of a Duchess.”

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