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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:17 AM

Why scientists say experiencing awe can help you live your best life

Psychologists say the emotion of awe plays a big role in our health, happiness and wellbeing. And you don't need to witness a supermoon to experience it.



Maybe you’ve felt it standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon. Maybe it happens when you think about the vastness of space or glance up at the sky and marvel at a supermoon. Or maybe you feel it when you see someone offer up a seat on a crowded train to another individual they've never met.

The emotion is awe. And, psychologists say it can play an important role in bolstering happiness, health and our social interactions — and it may have actually long played a role in how and why humans get along and ultimately cooperate with one another.
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Awe may help protect physical health, too

Other research from Stellar’s and Gordon’s team found that people who reported experiencing more awe also appeared to have better immune health. In a group of 94 students, those who reported more regularly feeling more positive emotions than negative emotions had lower levels of chronic proinflammatory cytokines. - NBC News

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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:26 PM

1. an emotion

with no comparison…

“Awe...(allows) us see ourselves as a small piece of something larger.”



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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:55 PM

2. Awe promotes civil society that makes democracies stronger. No wonder

the right wing push their base to act like cult enforcers and turn in black people to authorities who are minding their own business. The right does not want people feeling a part of something bigger or cooperating.

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