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Episode 97: The Science of Happiness Part 6: How to Live a Life Without Regrets

Episode 97: The Science of Happiness Part 6: How to Live a Life Without Regrets

Update: 2022-10-12
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Does Worrying about What Other People Think Make Us Happy?

“When we asked, ‘What was your biggest regret?’ a lot of people said, ‘I wish I hadn’t spent so much time worrying about what other people think'" according to the Harvard Happiness Study.

Fear is a primal emotion and goes to the heart of our survival drive in the physical world. Our survival as humans, as a tribal species, is dependent upon our being accepted by the tribe. If we got rejected by the tribe, historically it literally could mean death due to lose of protection and shelter. 

In the modern era, fear of societal rejection triggers our limbic or reptilian brain. Emotionally, from an evolutionary standpoint our limbic brain just can’t handle rejection!  Yet, to live our best life we need to let go and overcome this primal instinct - this fear of rejection really does not serve us very well in our modern world!

Episode References:
Episode 65: Stepping Up and Stepping Out: How to Take that Leap of Faith
Episode 14: We Didn't Just Talk About Our Dream Retirement - We Went For it!


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Episode 97: The Science of Happiness Part 6: How to Live a Life Without Regrets

Episode 97: The Science of Happiness Part 6: How to Live a Life Without Regrets

Dawn Fleming