Wildmind Meditation News
May 27, 2010
Nothing is ever certain, says the psychologist Ellen Langer. We should make the most of that.
Last summer Ellen J. Langer posted an entry on her Psychology Today blog that caused a minor uproar. A friend had just described a group trip taken to India, many years earlier. “They met a guru and asked a bystander to take a picture of them with him,” wrote Langer, a prominent social psychologist and a professor at Harvard University. “Two pictures were taken, using two different cameras.” Yet when the film was developed, the guru—who had been standing in the middle—was missing from both photographs.
Langer didn’t speculate why—she didn’t propose, say, that the guru had …