Source of both life's happiest and saddest moments

Posted on October 7, 2014

When you look back over your life, which moments have given you the most pain — and which the most pleasure?

Most of us spend much of our time and effort focused on individual achievements such as work, hobbies and schooling.

However, research suggests that the events that end up being most important in our lives, the events that bring us the most happiness and also carry the potential for the most pain, are social events — moments of connecting to others and feeling their connections to us.

Across a series of studies people were asked about the most positive and negative events in their lives. They consistently reported events that were related to others as providing both the best and worst moments they’d experienced.

These were the moments when close relationships began or ended; when people fell in love or found a new friend; when a loved one died or broke their hearts.

In short, it was the moments of connecting to others that touched peoples’ lives the most.

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Source material from PSY Blog

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