07 Jan Happy People Don’t Ignore The World’s Problems, They Act To Solve Them
via Forbes by Mark Travers
It has been said that ignorance is bliss. Well, not according to new research published in the Journal of Positive Psychology.
A team of psychologists led by Kostadin Kushlev of Georgetown University examined the idea that individual happiness may act as an impediment to solving the world’s problems.
“As nations across the globe become more interested in human happiness, some have expressed concerns about the downsides of being happier,” state Kushlev and his team of collaborators. “What if in our rush to make everyone happy, people became complacent about the plight of their local communities, society, and the world?”
The data, however, do not support this line of reasoning. If anything, Kushlev and his team suggest that the reverse might be true — that happy people might be more inclined to tackle the world’s problems…
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