Wednesday, November 10, 2010

the science of happiness

in a study of the science of happiness, researchers at UC berkeley are finding that sympathy and compassion are extremely beneficial traits. nearly 130 years ago, charles darwin wrote in the descent of man that sympathy is our strongest instinct. one sociologist says "if people overcome the temptation of self interest and instead help others, they are respected more in their group. upon receiving that respect, they help others even more." interesting....

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