- Do things that garner thanks.
I do things because I like to - even if I don´t get thanks.
it is so totally selfish that I take her to the doctor
I'm finding 'em all the time...
I don't think I'd be able to link to all of them.
I can probably find the TV study if you'd like.
Meanwhile, hadn't gotten to the Tuesday "Science Times" (NYT) until now, just opened it et voila:
What Are Friends For? A Longer Life
Quote:“In general, the role of friendship in our lives isn’t terribly well appreciated,” said Rebecca G. Adams, a professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. “There is just scads of stuff on families and marriage, but very little on friendship. It baffles me. Friendship has a bigger impact on our psychological well-being than family relationships.”
. . . The closest I've come is that I enjoy trying out new things and going on new adventures, but I'm not sure if that's going to be enough to keep me motivated to succeed.
I'm worried about getting stuck in a rut, and feeling that I've achieved enough, and losing my drive. . . .
I'm worried about getting stuck in a rut, and feeling that I've achieved enough, and losing my drive.
. . . I don't know what all this 'success' is getting me besides more money. I don't that that's enough for me.
“If you adapt so quickly to pleasurable activities, and the pleasure decreases, how do you sustain a level of happiness or ever move up on the scale?”
One way people do this, research suggests, is to favor novel experiences over material goodies. The smell of a new car may go to a person’s head for months. But the memory of a mind-bending trek through the Australian outback " or the Amsterdam museums " seems to provide longer-lasting psychological sustenance, some researchers argue. In some studies, couples report greater satisfaction in their relationship after trying new things together.
The new consumer research analyzed similar dynamics at a moment-to-moment level. In one experiment, Dr. Nelson, along with Tom Meyvis and Jeff Galak of New York University, had 87 undergraduates watch an episode of the sitcom “Taxi.” Half watched it as it was originally broadcast, with commercials for the Jewelry Factory Store and the law office of Michael Brownstein, among other ads. The other half watched the show straight through, without commercials.
After the show was over, the students rated how much they enjoyed it, using an 11-point scale and comparing it with the sitcom “Happy Days,” which they were all familiar with.. Those who saw “Taxi” without commercials preferred “Happy Days”, but those who saw the original show, Jewelry Factory Store and all, preferred “Taxi” by a significant margin.