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WHAT IS TRUE HAPPINESS,LONG CONVERSATIONS OR SOMETHING ELSE?

By Mukul Arora . 8th July 2018 11:30am
WHAT IS TRUE HAPPINESS,LONG CONVERSATIONS OR SOMETHING ELSE?

What is true happiness? Is it objective or subjective? Some people find happiness in small things while some others are happy in going on long drives or shopping. Having someone right by your side is the most beautiful thing ever as it shooks aways all your worries. Limited conversations with some people is a good idea but it often leads you to depression. A healthy conversation with someone you like is what you need for a healthy heart and soul. A research suggests that people which are engaged in a healthy conversation are more likely to stay happier. Researchers found that idle small talk is not necessarily negatively related to well-being, contrary to previous findings. The study, conducted with a diverse group of 486 people, they confirmed that quality conversations are indeed linked to greater happiness, but small talk seems to have no relationship with happiness one way or the other. The results hold true for both introverts and extroverts. Small talk didn’t positively contribute to happiness, and it didn’t negatively contribute to it,” said Mehl, who carried out the work alongside lead author Anne Milek. They also said; We do not think anymore that there is an inherent tension between having small talk and having substantive conversations. Participants in this study wore what is known as EAR (Electronically Activated Recording) device which turns on which is set to turn on intermittently for short periods of time throughout the day to capture candid moments of daily interactions. The research team coded the conversations recorded by the EAR to determine whether they were substantive or not. Overall, study participants who engaged in a greater number of substantive conversations were happier, regardless of whether they had more introverted or extroverted personalities. While the study establishes a link between substantive conversations and happiness, it’s hard to say whether having more substantive conversations actually makes people happier, or if happier people have more substantive conversations. Details of this research are published in The Journal of Psychological Science. Have you been into this kind of conversation? do let us know in the comments section below and keep visiting gabruu.com