Friday, December 05, 2008

Contagious happiness

Happiness is contagious, new study finds

So suggests a new study proposing that happiness is transmitted through social networks, almost like a germ is spread through personal contact. The research was published Thursday in BMJ, a British medical journal.

Go out and infect someone this week end.

1 comment:

Chris said...

When I was in high school one of my teachers gave the class what she called the "smile" project. For the span of a week, everyone in class was asked to smile at everyone that they encountered no matter the situation. After the week was out, we were to write a paper based on our observations of how people reacted during the week of smiling as opposed to our ordinary lives. The effect was oddly profound in a number of ways. Not only did I and many of my classmates feel "happier" with ourselves, but some of the people we encountered were affected by this as well.