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I guess this is encouraging in these gloomy financial times, sort of!

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Clipped from an Op-Ed in today’s NY Times:

For example, Andrew Clark, an economist in France, has recently shown that being laid off hurts less if you live in a community with a high unemployment rate. What’s more, if you are unemployed, you will, on average, be happier if your spouse is unemployed, too.

So in a world in which just about all of us have seen our retirement savings and home values plummet, it’s no wonder that we all feel surprisingly O.K.

Sonja Lyubomirsky, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside, is the author of “The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want.”


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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/12/27 at 06:42

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