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The Error in Isolating Events

The Error in Isolating Events

  • Many studies have been conducted regarding the psychological impact of a one particular event, like the trauma associated with the ongoing health crisis, or sudden job loss.
  • What researchers fail to gauge is the complex psychological experiences of various events and situations that are of different hues and colors, and happen simultaneously.

A normal person leading a full life can experience events related to death, family changes, job changes, health issues, and financial swings. Each experience is connected to the other experiences and is not isolated, making the impact on the person varied and complex.

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A comprehensive study on Australian households, measuring the quality of wellbeing over 16 years found the following results:

  1. The biggest emotional scars come from deaths, divorce, and heavy financial losses.
  2. Negative events linger in the mind for much longer than the positive ones.
  3. The emotional costs involved with separation (like from a spouse) can be significant, and should be avoided unless completely necessary.
  4. Problems rarely come all at once, and most people recover, showing resilience and adaptability.

Research shows an unexpected finding: happiness does not come from marriage, financial profits and other big events in your life, but it is available in the little things of daily life.

The events just become temporary surges or declines, with real happiness waiting for you everyday, in the present moment.

Our level of wellbeing does not change much, with each event, even a catastrophic one, impacting us for a length of time, say a year or two, and then becoming normal to our minds, returning us to our previous levels of wellbeing.

This applies to boosts as well as the plunges.

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Special powers attributed to gems

Many legends from different cultures share the idea that jewels are of divine or superhuman origin.

  • The Amythyst was said to have been created from the tears of the Greek god Dionysus.
  • The onyx from Venus's fingernails.
  • Opals are said to be created when the Aboriginals' ancestral God came to Earth in a rainbow.
  • Moonstone was believed to be a way of communicating with the gods.
  • Jade still is used to attract good fortune,
  • Rubies are said to help in warfare.
  • Emeralds to protect travellers,
  • Diamonds to have powers over love and health.
  • Pearls were a symbol of power for kings, queens, Maharajas, and Chinese Emperors.
The Perception of Ambition

A healthy dose of ambition and drive is no doubt the key to success.

Defined as striving of an individual for status and achievement, ambition is particularly rampant in the corporate world, with managers wanting to climb up to the top of the corporate ladder.

Drinking milk and strong bones

The main thought process that we have when drinking milk is that it's going to strengthen our bones because of the calcium.

Studies suggest that drinking milk could help bone density but only in the span of two years. Moreover, there is a correlation between drinking milk with higher bone fractures and early deaths.