Laughing is a powerful way to fight stress. There are even laughing therapy to increase the number of antibodies. As the benefits overcome stress-related illnesses, such as high blood pressure and heart disease, laughter serves to increase life expectancy.
However, a study actually claims that those who are too happy have lower life expectancy than those who are not.
According to the Daily Mail, a study conducted by analyzing the health records of children in the 1920′s. Existing data show, that those who were identified as a cheerful child by his teacher died more quickly than their classmates.
According to the researchers, people who are too happy suffer from bipolar mental disorder. Bipolar mental disorder is a chronic mental illness associated with changes in mood, energy, and other behavioral abnormalities. Bipolar disorder will have a negative impact on academic achievement and employment, and socialization processes that can lead to suicidal thoughts.
Bipolar disorder in people who are happy makes them do not feel excessive fear and easier to take risks that increase the likelihood of experiencing a fatal accident. Excessive happiness, especially at the wrong moment, could also evoke anger of others.
Researchers from various universities in the world also found that trying to be happy often end up feeling depressed. Because, they tried too much to improve mood so that they feel cheated.
In fact, a number of articles about tips on being happy can actually worsen depression. This is seen in one study that showed how the reactions of participants in following ways to become happy in magazines.
Participants do everything offered like watching a comedy movie. However, what happened was just the opposite. They tried too hard to improve their mood than letting their mood improve naturally. At the end of the movie, they felt angry and fooled by the advice given. This actually worsen their mood.
However, a research published in the Perspectives on Psychological Science journal reveals that the real key to happiness is simple, namely to have good relationships with friends and family.
Study author Professor June Gruber of the Department of Psychology at Yale University, United States, said that when imposing happiness by giving motivation and hope excessively, it will bring people to a disappointment and instead reduce happiness.
“The key to happiness is not money, or recognition of success and becoming famous, but to have a meaningful social relationship,” he said.
Therefore, try to be someone who is always happy not something that is always right. “Stop focusing on just one point. Divert your energy to maintain social ties you have with other people,” he said.Tagged with: Bipolar, bipolar mental disorder, chronic mental illness, excessive fear, excessive happiness, excessive happiness short age, Happiness, mental disorder, short age, stress related illnesses,