Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Is Happiness Catching?

A fascinating article about the impact that our real life social networks (not our online ones, although their impact would be interesting to understand as well!) have on our health, happiness, habits, and life in general.

"The subconscious nature of emotional mirroring might explain one of the more curious findings in their research: If you want to be happy, what’s most important is to have lots of friends. Historically, we have often thought that having a small cluster of tight, long-term friends is crucial to being happy. But Christakis and Fowler found that the happiest people in Framingham were those who had the most connections, even if the relationships weren’t necessarily deep ones."

Very cool stuff. Enjoy! Beckmania

Is Happiness Catching?

1 comment:

karim said...

Good one on happiness and it helps a lot.

Thanks,
Karim - Mind Power