On the bright side

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I think the one thing that I learned that will stick with me for the rest of my life is the is the idea that remaining happy and passionate about what I do will have lasting impact on my health, emotionally and physically. The positivity effect, or the idea that one remembers more positive information with age, comes to mind as I think about the years ahead. When I really think about it, it makes a lot of sense. With age, most people marry, develop more friendships, and earn college degrees. As stated in the text, people who are married tend to be more happy than those who are not. Those with many friends tend to be more happy than those with less. Those who have college degrees are also more happy than those who do not. Republicans tend to be happier than Democrats. Republicans also tend to be older and wealthier. All of these items simply imply correlation rather than causation, but I think it can be said that getting married, having friends, graduating from college, and making a living for yourself can increase your outlook on life. Additionally, when we look at exercise, there have been studies that show that when people exercise more, there is a release of endorphins that increase happiness. I can honestly say that in beginning to exercise more frequently, I have become a happier person.
To conclude an academically enticing semester of psychology, I would like to say that studying the mind has fortified my belief in exercise and maintaining a positive outlook on life. They really do impact personal health and well being more than I imagined, and continuing to enjoy the joie de vivre will be a focus of mine in the future. If the positivity effect holds a truth for me, it should be a very plausible emotional state to achieve.

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