Saturday, March 20, 2010

The School of Practical Philosophy Is Right?

Apparently having deeper discussions make you feel much much happier.

Would you be happier if you spent more time discussing the state of the world and the meaning of life — and less time talking about the weather? It may sound counterintuitive, but people who spend more of their day having deep discussions and less time engaging in small talk seem to be happier, said Matthias Mehl, a psychologist at the University of Arizona who published a study on the subject.

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Credit: NY Times Well Blog

I always find it gratifying to give pause, put down my hotpockets and discuss existence. To me the finding is not that surprising. If you consider who the closest people in your life are, odds are that without missing a beat can have a deep conversation with them. Other people, not so much.

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