Abandon Hope - You'll be Happier

According to research from the University of Michigan Centre for Behavioural and Decision Sciences in Medicine, giving up hope can make people living with a serious illness happier.

Researchers warned of the 'dark side of hope' which they observed among a group of adults who had their colons removed. Out of 71 patients, 41 were told they could have surgery to reconnect their bowels, while the others were given the grim prognosis that nothing further could be done. For the next six months those patients who resigned themselves to living with colostomy bags ended up being happier than those with a chance of recovery.

Source: Daily Mail

1 comment:

  1. This is very interesting information. It reminds me of a piece of advice I took from the A-Team. They said the reason the were able to do what they do is because they had already accepted death.

    While it sounds morbid once you accept the fact you will day every day becomes brighter because you realise that the clock is running and you must do you best to enjoy every moment you have.