We – human beings are happier when we feel connected with others. And, so far, I have y to discover a more powerful force to explain human happiness the fulfilment of our longing for love, ufabet, friendship and commur So, people want to belong, but they are not exactly sure how it happen.
Feeling connected to each others
This challenge has become even bigger with the advance of technology. We are connecting like never before, yet we still feel alone. Our relationships are complicated, they are demanding and they are messy – so we attempt to clean them up with technology.
We prefer calling someone to meeting them in person – and would rather text than call. We are drawn in by the illusion of connection without the demands of intimacy, and while there are positive aspects of social media, for example, keeping in touch when geographically apart, we find that people who reduce their consumption of social media are happier and connect more in the real world.
The experiment of different dimensions of happiness
In 2015, there is an experiment at the Happiness Research Institute. Researchers asked participants about different dimensions of happiness and then randomly allocated the participants either to a control group, which continued to use Facebook as usual, or a treatment group, which did not use Facebook for a week.
When the week had passed, researchers asked the participants to evaluate their lives once more.
What they found was that the treatment group reported significantly higher levels of life satisfaction. The people in that group also reported higher levels of enjoyment in life and felt less lonely, and not using Facebook led to an increase in their social activity and their satisfaction with their social life.
Further study is needed to understand the long-term effects of such an intervention but, for now, it is another piece of evidence demonstrating that, while digital technologies are still in their infancy, they, too, are still in our infancy in terms of our ability to use it.