No.16 3 secret to be healthy and happy learned from psychological experiment lasting 75 years

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Hello everyone~
I’m Chani who a little irritated by the consulate where there is nothing to sign since I applied for a visa! Normally, I can get a visa in about 3 days.( *`ω´). I think the coronavirus really has strong influence ʅ(◞‿◟)ʃ. Well, I will wait patiently by blogging and learning English…

This time, it’s about happiness. Isn’t that convincing because of the results of the experiment that have lasted more than 75 years? The psychology experiments are still going on, and I personally think it’s very interesting. The presenter’s English is also easy to understand the pronunciation, speed and words as a whole, so try it!

So, we are going to learn English from Robert Waldinger’s presentation with the title “What make a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness” !

 

  1. Contents
    1. Background of the world’s oldest psychology experiment
      1. Grouping of the world’s oldest psychology experiments
    2. conclusion of 75-year psychology experiments
      1. 3 Great Lessons About Relationships
        1. Connecting each other really goods for your health.
        2. What’s really important is the quality of your relationship with people who are close to you.
        3. Good relationships protect the brain as well as physical health.
    3. Why can’t we be healthy and happy?
    4. What we can do
  2. Summary
    1. Background of the world’s oldest psychology experiment : In the world where people are constantly being asked to make more effort and achieve more results, he wondered if it would be possible to keep track of the development of a person’s entire life and began to explore what really needed to drive people from teens to old age and keep their happiness and health. The study is still in progress, and about 60 of the original 724 are still in good health and are still involved in the study.
    2. Grouping of the world’s oldest psychology experiments : Two groups of men have been tracked since 1938. The first group, when the research began, was a sophomore at Harvard University, graduated from college during World War II and almost all went to war.The second group was chosen for the study for boys raised in Boston’s extremely poor environment because they are from the most problematic poor families. From years of research, some people climb up from the bottom of society, while others have led their lives in the opposite direction.
        1. Conclusion of 75-year psychology experiments : It’s only good relationships that make us healthy and happy. There are three major lessons to be learned about relationships.
      1. Three big lessons About Relationships
        1. Connecting each others really good for your health : Researchers found that people who are more connected to their families, friends, and communities are happier and healthier and less prone to conflict. Solitude is fatal and harmful.
        2. What’s really important is the quality of your relationship with people who are close to you : Friendly and fighting marriage can have negative impacts on your health and good relationships with love protects you. What kind of old age was predictable by the satisfaction of the relationship at the time, and the happiest person in their 50s was the healthiest person at the age of 80. Because close and good relationships help alleviate various problems in the aging process.
        3. A good relationship protects the brain as well as physical health : Those who maintain solid and good relationships to their 80s will be protected by that relationship. On the other hand, if you don’t have anyone to rely on or have a good relationship, your memory problem will begin to develop early. As long as we feel that we can rely on each other even if we have some quarrels, we will not have any negative effects on brain function.
    3. Why can’t we be healthy and happy : Because relationships are complicated, maintaining good relationships with family and friends are the most difficult task and requires steady effort, we prefer to keep our life fast and comfortable.
    4. what we can do : The study repeatedly showed that the happiest person was relationship-dependent people, including family, friends and community. What we can do is actually infinite, reduce the amount of time in front of the TV and PC, and invest in the time spending with people. Because good life is built on good relationships.
  3. In the end

Contents

Background of the world’s oldest psychology experiment

Robert Waldinger, the presenter, wondered what made us healthy and happy. New millennium generation, This refers to people born in the United States from the 1980s to the early 2000s. According to a study of information literacy, self-centered, but inclined to embrace other people’s diverse values and to value peer relationships in the first generation of Internet-based growth, more than 80 percent of the people were getting rich in their most important life’s aims, and another major goal of 50 percent of those same young people was to become famous.

He is currently working on research to see if it is possible to keep track of the development of a person’s entire life in a world where people are always required to work, work harder, and do more, and explore what is really necessary to pursue people from teens to old age.

Harvard Adult Development Research is the longest-running study in history. It tracked 724 men for 75 years and recorded work, family life and health without rest. Such research is very rare because most of these types of studies fail within 10 years. The study is still in progress, and about 60 of the original 724 are still in good health and are still involved in the study. Most of them are in 90s.

 

Grouping of the world’s oldest psychology experiments

It has been tracking two groups of men since 1938.

The first group, when the research began, was a sophomore at Harvard University, graduated from college during World War II and almost all went to war.
The second group was selected for the study for boys raised in the extremely poor environment in Boston. It’s because they’re from the most problematic poor families in Boston in the 1930s. Most of them lived in cheap apartments that might haven’t have water supply.

As soon as the study started, they interviewed teenagers for a health checkup. They went to their house and interviewed their parents. Those boys have grown up and are now living various lives. Someone became factory workers, lawyer, brickmakers and doctors, and one became president of the United States. Some have developed alcohol and others have schizophrenia. Some people climbed up from the bottom of the society and climbed far up, while others led their lives in the opposite direction.

Also, sending questionnaires are not the only job in order to understand their lives well. They could also interview participants in the living room and obtain medical records from their doctors .They take blood tests, take brain images, listen to their children, talk to them about what they’re most concerned about.

 

conclusion of 75-year psychology experiments

What did they know from tens of thousands of pages of information they’ve gotten from their lives? It’s not about wealth, fame, or selfless work, but what they’ve learned from 75 years of research is that it’s only about good relationships that make us healthy and happy. From that, there are three major lessons about relationships.

 

3 Great Lessons About Relationships

Connecting each other really goods for your health.

They found that people who are more connected to their families, friends, and communities are happier, and they live longer than people who are physically healthy and have less friction. Some studies have shown that solitude is deadly and harmful. Those who are content to be isolated and live are not very happy. Middle age and decline in health can also lead to premature decline in brain function, which is shorter in life than those who are not alone. However, we sometimes feel lonely in the crowd and in marriage.

 

What’s really important is the quality of your relationship with people who are close to you.

The important thing here is not only the number of friends, but also the presence or absence of a partner for life. We know it’s bad for our health to live in the middle of conflicts. For example, Loving and often fighting marriage has a negative impact on your health and is probably worse than a divorce. Loving and good relationship protects us.

They tracked all the participants and looked back on them when they reached their 80s to predict who became healthy and happy 80s. When researchers collected all of their data when they were 50 years old, found that there was nothing to do with middle-aged cholesterol levels, and that how old they would be is predicted based on the satisfaction of their relationships at that time.

The happiest person in a relationship at the age of 50 was the healthiest person at the age of 80. It seems that close and good relationships are cushioning and alleviating various problems in the aging process. Among them, those who felt happy with their partners in their 80s have been reported to be mentally happy even if they suffer from physical distress. But those who were in an unhappy relationship, on a day of physical distress, were further magnified by mental distress.

Good relationships protect the brain as well as physical health.

Those who maintain solid and good relationships to their 80s are protected by that relationships. People in that relationships have clear memories of people who feel they really have someone to rely on when something happens. On the other hand, people who feel totally unreliable start to experience memory problems early. Good relationships don’t mean there’s no hard times. A couple in their 80s may be complaining about each other day and night, but as long as they feel they could rely on each other, they never had memories of quarrels.

 

Why can’t we be healthy and happy?

It’s not something we’ve come to know (that close and good relationships make us healthy and happy). Why is that kind of relationship difficult to establish and easy to ignore? Because we like things that keep us comfortable with our fast-paced lives, like everyone else.

Relationships are complicated. Maintaining good relationships with family and friends is very difficult task. The steady efforts are modest, and the work will last for the rest of your life. After retiring over 75 years of research, the happiest people are those who volunteered to replace their colleagues with new friends.

Like New millennium generation in recent studies, many of the participants in the study believed that it was really necessary for them to live life of good fame, wealth and achievement when they entered adolescence, but for 75 years, what they repeatedly showed in their studies was that the happiest people were those who had relied on relationships. It can be family, friends or community.

 

What we can do

How about you? If you’re 25, 40, or 60, what does it mean for you to rely on relationships? There are actually endless things that you can do.It’s to take a long walk, date, livening relatinoships with something new instead of spending time of TV or PC. It’s also one way to get in touch with family members who haven’t spoken to for years. This is because the common family troubles have terrible adverse effects on people who have grudges.

Finally, he ends up quoting Mark Twain. More than a century ago, Mark Twain looked back on his life and wrote:he was looking back on his life,
and he wrote this: “There isn’t time, so brief is life, for bickerings, apologies, heartburnings, callings to account. There is only time for loving, and but an instant, so to speak, for that.”

 

The good life is built with good relationships.

 

Summary

Background of the world’s oldest psychology experiment : In the world where people are constantly being asked to make more effort and achieve more results, he wondered if it would be possible to keep track of the development of a person’s entire life and began to explore what really needed to drive people from teens to old age and keep their happiness and health. The study is still in progress, and about 60 of the original 724 are still in good health and are still involved in the study.

 

Grouping of the world’s oldest psychology experiments : Two groups of men have been tracked since 1938. The first group, when the research began, was a sophomore at Harvard University, graduated from college during World War II and almost all went to war.The second group was chosen for the study for boys raised in Boston’s extremely poor environment because they are from the most problematic poor families. From years of research, some people climb up from the bottom of society, while others have led their lives in the opposite direction.

 

Conclusion of 75-year psychology experiments : It’s only good relationships that make us healthy and happy. There are three major lessons to be learned about relationships.

Three big lessons About Relationships

Connecting each others really good for your health : Researchers found that people who are more connected to their families, friends, and communities are happier and healthier and less prone to conflict. Solitude is fatal and harmful.
What’s really important is the quality of your relationship with people who are close to you : Friendly and fighting marriage can have negative impacts on your health and good relationships with love protects you. What kind of old age was predictable by the satisfaction of the relationship at the time, and the happiest person in their 50s was the healthiest person at the age of 80. Because close and good relationships help alleviate various problems in the aging process.
A good relationship protects the brain as well as physical health : Those who maintain solid and good relationships to their 80s will be protected by that relationship. On the other hand, if you don’t have anyone to rely on or have a good relationship, your memory problem will begin to develop early. As long as we feel that we can rely on each other even if we have some quarrels, we will not have any negative effects on brain function.

 

Why can’t we be healthy and happy : Because relationships are complicated, maintaining good relationships with family and friends are the most difficult task and requires steady effort, we prefer to keep our life fast and comfortable.

 

what we can do : The study repeatedly showed that the happiest person was relationship-dependent people, including family, friends and community. What we can do is actually infinite, reduce the amount of time in front of the TV and PC, and invest in the time spending with people. Because good life is built on good relationships.

 

In the end

You don’t think it’s an amazing fact! Because it’s universal, and we just don’t notice it. we know it. In a good relationship, you feel good, comfortable, happy, and positive. On the other hand, if you feel burden in relationships, you feel negative about cutting that relationship or not wanting to be involved in it anymore.

Because Human-being is distributed all over the world, it’s inevitable that we live in interaction. If it’s good relationships, just keep it going, or if it’s not comfortable with you, just cut it off. There are so many people in the earth. There’s chemistry. We have right to choose our life and we have something to tell what is good for you. I think the conclusion that good relationships make good life is correct. It must be limited to quality and positive, not just quantity.

You decide your life, not others. Take care of your friends and friends who are in that circle and feel happy and exciting. Without such a circle, make it. you will be the center of it. Be generous to people and events. You’ll certainly be paid back some day. It may take some time and it may be hard, but let’s do our best !!!٩( ᐛ )و

 

Bye bye (@^^)/~~~

 

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