There is no doubt that everyone would love to be happy in life. Being happy has different meanings for everyone and everyone has different ways to find their true happiness.
However, it seems that researchers have found an apparent link between exercise and being happy. Also, simply appreciating what you have in life and expressing gratitude can also improve one’s happiness by a lot.
And in order to understand and look at happiness a little bit more, a company in Halifax decided to put gratitude at the forefront during a recent social experiment.
The experiment was simple, a film crew was set up to film a door where 100 people would walk in. Each person would have the door held open for them and the company wanted to see just how many would say thank you.
And at the end of the experiment, the results were amazing and shocking at the same time. 99 out of the 100 people filmed said thank you to the person holding the door open. And oftentimes, it went beyond simple thank yous as the people often got in a conversation with the person holding the door.
The company that put on the experiment is one that get’s hired by other organizations and businesses to create much better work environments through gratitude. The big idea behind this is that employees who are appreciated by their employers are often more productive and work harder.
As you can see, gratitude is an often underrated aspect of life and one that has proven to make people happier. This idea for the experiment was a very creative one and on that will hopefully catch on. A video of the experiment can be seen here: