The Happiness Class
One of my favourite things to do as a professor is to stay after class and talk to students. They look at the world in a very unique way. Motivating me to think about psychology at a whole different level.
- Especially when it comes to FOMO and happiness:
FOMO is an acronym for fear of missing out, which is a feeling of anxiety that manifests itself in various ways, from a brief pang of envy to more intense feelings of self-doubt or inadequacy. Source: Macmillan Dictionary
In the video below I share the insightful questions my psychology students asked about social comparison and happiness today. Each question underscoring the famous quote:
“Comparison is the thief of joy.”
Happiness, FOMO, and Social Comparison
FOMO and “measuring happiness” against each other’s’s lowlight reel (difficult times) and highlight reel (celebratory times) was also an active discussion on social media
I would love your insights too!
How would you answer the questions posed by my students:
- What are 2 deterrents to happiness?
- What are 2 contributors to happiness?
- How is your happiness influenced by other people’s highlights and lowlights?
- Social comparison and happiness was the crux of today’s class discussion and accompanying video.
- What simple changes can you make today to enhance your happiness?
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