Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Talking Makes Us Happier
The New York Times has published an interesting article: "Why Sisterly Chats Make People Happier?" on October 25, 2010. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/26/health/26essay.html?_r=1&WT.mc_id=HL-SM-E-FB-SM-LIN-SAH-102610-NYT-NA&WT.mc_ev=click#
The article compares men and women ways of communication with family members and concludes that "the key to why having sisters makes people happier — men as well as women — may lie not in the kind of talk they exchange but in the fact of talk." I think that when you talk to family members or friends who love you and are interested in your thoughts, you share support and love for each other. This is an important part of being human, so I'm not surprised to see it confirmed by scientific studies.