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Past sadness and future happiness November 7, 2006

Posted by Amanda in Travel Diary.
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Lately I have been wondering about how much our ability to embrace change and new developments affects our state of mind and satisfaction with life.

My theory is that if you are always harking back to the past and wishing things would stay the same, then you are destined to be unhappy and dissatisfied because life will always move forward. However if you embrace change and progress then your levels of happiness will be higher simply because you are not allowing yourself to be confused and put off balance by new things.

One example is new technology. If we are willing to explore the possibilities that new technology opens up to us, do we avoid that feeling of helplessness by empowering ourselves with new knowledge.

I am sure I am not the first person to think about this and it would be interesting to know what research has been done.  

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