Friday, March 25, 2011

Happiness is Contagious

We all instinctively know that when we're around happy people, we feel better. When we're around nervous people, or angry people, some of that energy rubs off on us, too.

Turns out there's a scientific basis for this. Mirror neurons enable us to feel what another is doing, or feeling, as if we were doing it ourselves. These brain cells fire when we're doing or feeling something, and, apparently, they also fire when another person is doing or feeling something, like a tuning fork. Mirror neurons enable us to experience the internal state of another human being, as imitation or even as empathy.

We are literally connected to each other at the cellular level. Because of that, being happy, and sharing that happiness, is one of the most important things that you can do for your neighbor and the world.

Remember that right now, you're already complete. And share some of that happiness today, and this weekend, too.


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