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,
As soon as people got used to
their new situation,
they were more or less the same.
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?
No, come on…
Are you depressed now?
Before Sunset. (2004) Dir. Richard Linklater