How is Monday for you? It's raining - it feels cold for this time of year. The sky is dull. The day is overcast. Some of us find every Monday, whatever the weather, a dull dull day. To semi-quote an Alison Moyet song (yes, it is an 80's tune).
I read an article about Humanity and it made me think. Studies and statistics are not the average tool we reach for to raise the spirits but I found this grouping of outcomes refreshing, illuminating even! Here are the nicely uneven '11' formulated results from the various studies:
You Bounce Back From Tougher Times
Regret Is Not That Scary
"What Does Not Kill You Will Make You Stronger" is often True
Reverse PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Exists: Sometimes Terrible Events Makes Us Better People
Rarely In Life Are You Limited By Your Genes
You Don't Need To Win The Lottery To Be Happy
Helping Others Helps You
"Both Hope And Despair Are Self-fulfilling Prophecies"
Trusting Too Much Is Better Than Trusting Too Little
Sometimes, Empathy Beats Objectivity
The Most Powerful Goals Aren't About Being Perfect; They're About Getting Better
To see how they came to collate this list read the Times article. Or just enjoy the sense of freedom such statements offer to the very Human side of who you are. /Erich
P.s. Gnothi seauton ... it’s Greek. This is the most famous maxim from the Oracle at Delphi in ancient Greece: “Know Thyself.”