i give you six months.

nothing much that happens to us

changes our disposition. 

Really, you believe that? 

I think so. I read this study 

where they followed people 

who won the lottery, and people 

who had become paraplegic, right. 

You’d think that… 

you know, one extreme 

is gonna make you… 

euphoric, and the other suicidal. 

But the study shows that 

after about 6 months, 

Uhum 

Right… 

As soon as people got used to 

their new situation, 

they were more or less the same. 

The same? 

Well, yeah… 

Like if they were basically 

an optimistic, jovial person, 

they’re now an optimistic, 

jovial person, in a wheelchair.

If they’re a petty miserable asshole, 

ok, they’re a petty miserable asshole 

with a new Cadillac, a house and a boat. 

So, you now be forever depressed, 

no matter what great 

things happen in my life? 

Definitely! 

Great! 

No, come on… 

Are you depressed now?

Before Sunset. (2004) Dir. Richard Linklater

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