• Being cheerful on the outside can help you - and others - feel it on the inside

    4 days ago - By The Guardian

    Cheerfulness can boost your energy levels, even in tough times - as philosophers and writers have long recognised “The surest sign of wisdom is a constant cheerfulness,” wrote the French philosopher Michel de Montaigne in the 16th century. “Be cheerful,” commands Prospero - arguably the wisest of all of Shakepeare's characters - in The Tempest. Yet the impact of cheerfulness - and the power it gives us to get through difficult moments in our lives - is hard to define and easy to disregard or dismiss, even as we strive to be happy. And that is one of the reasons Timothy Hampton, a professor...
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