Do you have a great deal on a NYC apartment? Author Al Pittampalli studies how the decisions we make affect our happiness and satisfaction, and he thinks you probably don’t. But his view isn’t all that pessimistic. Al makes a persuasive case that making tradeoffs are like renting apartments in NYC. By knowing what you want and what you can live with, Al argues we are better informed on what we are willing to give up. In this way, we’re able to get more of what we really value. If you love space and hate walk-up apartments, you just might have to bathe in your living room.