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PEOPLE WHO GO THROUGH HARD TIMES ARE HAPPIER IN THE LONG RUN
by Lisa Rollins,posted Dec 9 2013 12:00AM
If you're going through hell, keep going. New research finds people who've been through hardship are actually happier in the long run than people who have not. To find this, researchers asked 15-thousand adults about painful emotional experiences they'd been through such as the loss of a loved one or divorce, and whether or not they'd dealt with the negative event or were struggling with it. Next participants were presented with six positive scenarios that included simple pleasures, such as seeing a waterfall on a hike. Researchers found that the people who previously dealt with their emotional pain were more able to enjoy small pleasures. Researchers say, "Individuals who had dealt with more adversity in the past reported an elevated capacity for savouring."