(X-posting this from my own LJ, by special request)
perceval was kind enough to point me to this article about all the health benefits (both physical & mental) that come from being around positive people. Thanks, perceval...I thoroughly enjoyed reading this.
"If you were around one or more people with a potentially harmful contagious disease, you would probably take steps to protect yourself in some way. And if you were the contagious one, you'd likely take steps to protect others until you were sure the chance of infecting someone else was gone.
But while we all have a lot of respect for physical biological contagions, we do NOT have much respect for physical emotional contagions. (I said "physical", because science has known for quite some time that "emotions" are not simply a fuzzy-feeling concept, but represent physical changes in the brain.)"
In other words, happy people are better able to think logically."
This is my favorite sentence in the whole piece: "Happiness is not our only emotion, it is simply the outlook we have chosen to cultivate because it is usually the most effective, thoughtful, healthy, and productive."
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