Research appears to link health and genuinely happy people. Is that right?
CO: The research in positive psychology suggests that genuinely happy people tend to live longer, recover from illness more quickly and are more likely to seek out and act on health information. Positive emotions have also been linked to a more robust immune system. Alternately, one does not need to be in “perfect” health to experience happiness. Most people, who have to deal with a life altering health issue, will find a place of equilibrium following the initial transition to the change in their health. I have offered workshops with cancer survivors, and I encourage them not to defer their happiness. It can be so easy to tell oneself that “I’ll be happy when” rather than realizing that we can choose happiness on a daily basis, regardless of the challenges we face. RD: Your approach to the happiness puzzle is to focus on transportation and the development of cities. For example, you argue transportation plays a critical role in children’s emotional development and well-being. How does
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