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‘Emotional Diversity’ Is More Important Than Happiness -- Science of Us

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Happiness and emotional diversity

While most of us believe that happiness is the key to a long and healthy life, meaning first and foremost a life without stress, recent studies have shown that actually, it is emotional diversity that enables us to live longer and healthier rather than happiness itself.

This means that

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In a recent study, focused on measuring the systematic inflammation, a large number of participants were asked to rate the extent to which they had experienced both positive and negative emotions throughout the day, for 30 days. As a result, the people who experienced a wider range of positiv...

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Experiencing both negative and positive emotions can lead to better mental and physical health.

Furthermore, the chances to get depression or even bad habits seem to be smaller in this particular case when compared to individuals who experience only positive emotions.

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While research has shown that there is a certain link between people experiencing a wide range of both negative and positive emotions and being healthy, there is still no real evidence about how this actually occurs.

Therefore, until further notice, why not enjoy your happy moments wh...

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