The extraordinary yet simple norm of reciprocity demands that when others treat us well, we should also return the favour. Thus, when customers walk into a shop, you speak politely to them, offer them beverages, make them feel relaxed so that later they feel somewhat obligated to help you by buying what you are selling.
According to a study published in 2012 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, happier adults were able to earn 10% more than average at age 29, while the gloomy ones earned 30 percent less than average at that very age. T
people feel the void left by their pets even more because we choose them and because we value their unconditional love. Here are a few suggestions on how to deal with the death of a beloved pet in a healthy manner.
Solomon, author of ancient Hebrew Wisdom Literature, wrote, “The tongue has the power of life and death” (Proverbs 18:21, NIV). Verbal compliments or words of affirmation are the best way to express and build up love.
“Grown-ups are very fond of numbers. When you tell them about a new friend, they never ask you the kind of questions that should be asked, such as: “What kind of voice does he have?” “What are his favourite games?” “Does he collect butterflies?” Instead they ask: “How old is he? How much money does his father earn?” They really do imagine this is the best way to discover what sort of person he is!”
There is one particular way which always seems to work – to talk about our vulnerabilities and errors. To confess to someone about how sad we are, why our project at work got rejected and how that made us feel, why our partner won’t appreciate us anymore contains the least amount of our praises and yet the most amount of our authentic self. This approach never fails in winning over the hearts of the right people.
Human happiness comes in different shapes and sizes, like candies at the store. American Psychologist Martin Seligman proposes that there are three types of happiness
Our first impulse might be to pick up some current event or to talk about how good or bad the food is or mention a few impressive things about ourselves. But if a date is the test of the heart then we must talk about things that help two people understand each other at a deeper level.
As pet parents, we ought to take our dogs for a walk or a hike or a swim because at the end of the day, our love for them overrides our love for being a couch potato. And thanks to these leash pullers, we are spending more time outside, taking in the greenery and the fresh air.