Optimists are found to have an overall higher quality of life than pessimists. Those who engage in random acts of kindness are happier. Here are some great ways to get started: Give More Start by giving more than what is expected.
Our most important tool for making distinctions and creating our reality is language. As Edward Sapir, a noted anthropologist, has said: Human beings do not live in the objective world alone, nor alone in the world of social activity as ordinarily understood, but are very much at the mercy of a particular language which has become the medium of expression for their society.
We see and hear and otherwise experience very largely as we do because the language habits of our community predispose certain choices of interpretation.
Language is far more than a tool for communication. With language we categorize, distinguish, and create the universe. Ultimately, we perceive the world according to our language. For example, when we think in English, we perceive a world made up primarily of objects: These objects do things or have things done to them using verbs.
We literally see everything in the world in this fashion. That just happens to be our worldview, because in our language there is a subject, which acts upon an object, which exists independently of the subject.
In the English language, independent entities subjects and objects are primary, rather than processes or relationships. Some languages are structured around quite different basic word- categories and relationships.
They project very different pictures of the basic nature of reality as a result. The language of the Nootka Indians in the Pacific Northwest, for example, has only one principle word-category; it denotes happenings or events.
We might think of Nootka as composed entirely of verbs, except that they take no subjects or objects as English verbs do. The Nootka, then, perceive the world as a stream of transient events, rather than as the collection of more or less permanent objects which we see.
Even something which we see clearly as a physical object, like a house, the Nootka perceive of as a long-lived temporal event. In a discussion of this point, Nobel Prize winning physicist Werner Heisenberg said: What we are observing is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.
And how do we question? All of our methods of interrogating nature depend on language—and it is the very nature of language to refer to things.
We therefore think in terms of things. How can we possibly think of nonthings, nothings, nothing? In our very forms of thought we instinctively divide the world into subjects and objects, thinkers and things, mind and matter.
This division seems so natural that it has been presumed a basic maxim of objective science. A dramatic and sobering! Carol Cohn, a senior research fellow at the Center for Psychological Studies in the Nuclear Age, Cambridge, Massachusetts, spent a year as a visiting scholar at a defense studies center.
The better I became at this discourse [of arms control], the more difficult it became to express my own ideas and values. While the language included things I had never been able to speak about before, it radically excluded others. If I was unable to speak my concerns in this language, more disturbing still was that I also began to find it harder to keep them in my own head.
No matter how firm my own commitment to staying aware of the bloody reality behind the words, over and over I found that I could not keep human lives as my reference point…. I was so involved in the military justifications for not using nuclear weapons—as though the moral ones were not enough.
What I was actually talking about—the mass incineration of a nuclear attack—was no longer in my head. As I learned to speak [this new language], I no longer stood outside the impenetrable wall of technostrategic language, and once inside, I could no longer see it.
I had not only learned to speak a language:The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception Chapter III Man and the Method of Evolution. Activities of Life; Memory and Soul-Growth. Our study thus far of the seven Worlds or states of matter has shown us that each serves a definite purpose in the economy of nature, and that God, the Great Spirit, in Whom we actually and in fact "live and move and have our being," is the Power that permeates and sustains.
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And positive ones at that. 1) Kindness Makes us Happier When we do something kind for someone else, we feel good. Acts of kindness are often accompanied by emotional warmth. Emotional warmth produces the hormone, oxytocin, in the brain and throughout the body.
Of recent interest is its significant role in the cardiovascular system.
The goal of the ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ exercise is to increase wellbeing by consciously performing acts of kindness.
Becoming more aware of one‘s own kind behaviour toward other people has been found to increase subjective wellbeing (Otake et al., ). A study by Lyubomirsky, Tkach, and.