Another reason to be an advocate – you’ll be happier

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A researcher has found that people who are politically active are happier than disengaged citizens who can’t name the Vice-President. Protesters are more optimistic and socially connected. And there is some evidence that it isn’t just an association; that getting people to think like activists makes score higher on “vitality.” Aristotle apparently stated the same thing, although it’s not likely he did a controlled experiment. Personally, I think at a certain point there are diminishing returns.

Ellen Andrews