Did you know that negative input on our egos is a stronger lesson than learning from a positive experience? Me neither, I thought it was just the opposite. I thought the warm and fuzzies would spur us on and help us become far better person. Not, so per Dr. Rick Hanson who I just learned about yesterday has a new book out called: "Hardwired for Happiness" Here's a piece of his wisdom from his website:
"Using this book, you can beat the brain's negativity bias, which is like Velcro for negative experiences but Teflon for positive ones. This bias evolved to help ancient animals survive, but today it makes us feel needlessly frazzled, worried, irritated, lonely, inadequate, and blue."
So I had to bring his information to you because it made a huge impact on me and I thought with a lot of people snowbound, rain bound or bored at work, this would be some insight you could digest that might brighten your day. The best part is with this knowledge you'll be able to help brighten someone else's. We all know how hurtful words can be, but this brings forth some serious science on how deeply it affects our self-esteem, our egos, our lives.
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