I was watching the news the other night and I realized there were no positive or uplifting stories. I think sometimes we, as a society, focus solely on the negative aspects of life. Research shows that negative stories and feedback have a much greater impact. They require people to think and feed into the relevant controversy. According to Stanford University professor Clifford Nass:
“The brain handles positive and negative information in different hemispheres. Negative emotions generally involve more thinking, and the information is processed more thoroughly than positive ones. Thus, we tend to ruminate more about unpleasant events — and use stronger words to describe them — than happy ones.”
Even I’m guilty of consistently blogging about negative and relevant news stories. It’s almost like a highly addictive drug among people, worldwide, to broadcast and feed into negativity. That’s why, today, I wanted to share a video that I found uplifting and further restored my faith in humanity. It’s something small, but something worthwhile.