Idea for Experiment
December 8, 2011 § Leave a comment
Go shopping. Document how you feel.
Do something kind for someone else. Document how you feel.
Seligman did this experiment with a class of students and they found collectively that the effects of being kind were better and longer lasting than the pleasurable activity of going shopping.
Perhaps this would draw attention to the idea that being kind makes you more happy than money. Perhaps this would persuade people to take up volunteering and make choices that make their lives happier.