This is how you can ‘catch’ depression
Negative emotions are contagious
“I didn’t need money to live happy. My whole house was nature. I had my patch of land where I planted a bit of everything, all sorts of fruit trees. I’d catch my fish, make manioc flour. I raised my three daughters, proud of what I was. I was rich.”
What is the most generous assumption you can make about this person’s intentions or what this person said?
Why we think those who are poorer than us cannot possibly be happy
A lot of people are hurt by cultural practices that are informed by a theory of emotion that is not as scientifically defensible as we believe it to be.
Your emotions are often constructed
Underlining the poverty of relationships
Anger is useful, into a point
The fallacy of time
The fallacy about so called fallacies
What an utter beauty!
Getting rich is a function of being happy with what you have, spending less than you make, and time.
There’s no emotion we ought to think harder about than anger | Aeon Essays