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Faith In Humanity: 10 Studies To Restore Your Hope For The Future


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The science of human behavior doesn't have to make you cynical.

You've written a lot of great pieces lately Eric but this one is my favorite by far.

Research shows there is great power in optimism and hope. Your post goes into specifics.

I love the first of ten:

From a study by Harvard happiness expert Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness:

People rationalize divorces, demotions, and diseases, but not slow elevators and uninspired burgundies. The paradoxical consequence is that people may sometimes recover more quickly from truly distressing experiences than from slightly distressing ones (Aronson & Mills, 1958; Gerard & Mathewson, 1966; Zimbardo, 1966)...

Read more: http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2013/09/faith-in-humanity/

Definitely bookmarking this for future referral. 

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