Here's an interesting article from tothepointnews.com
HALF-FULL REPORT 08/22/08
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler
Friday, 22 August 2008
We start with the revelation that there is a solid scientific reason for calling this the Half-Full Report. Psychological researchers have studied silver and bronze medal winners over the last several Olympics. It turns out that, on average, the bronze winners were happier than the silver.Those that won the silver were filled with regret that they didn't win the gold, while those that won the bronze were happy they got a medal at all rather than nothing for finishing fourth. The lead researcher, Dr. Thomas Gilovich of Cornell University, summed up the lesson learned:"The key to understanding happiness is not to think about it as a trait but as a talent. Happy people have a talent - they are able to argue that life is a glass half full."Happy people look at life as a glass half-full.
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This reminds me of the time I came home with a 2nd place trophy from a judo tournament.
My dad asked me, "Why didn't you win 1st?"
(uh.......because he outweighed me by 40 lbs and was 3 years older than me. duh)
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