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Offline GourmetDan

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Happiness is overrated: It's better to be right, study finds
« on: December 18, 2013, 11:15:01 AM »
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Happiness is overrated: It's better to be right, study finds

It is better to be right than to be happy – at least for one husband on the cutting edge of science.

As part of an unusual experiment, the husband was instructed to “agree with his wife’s every opinion and request without complaint,” and to continue doing so “even if he believed the female participant was wrong,” according to a report on the research that was published Tuesday by the British Medical Journal.

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It’s not clear how long the experiment was intended to last, but it came to an abrupt halt on Day 12.

“By then the male participant found the female participant to be increasingly critical of everything he did,” the researchers reported. The husband couldn’t take it anymore, so he made his wife a cup of tea and told her what had been going on.

That led the researchers to terminate the study.



This must be satire.  It can't possibly be true...


« Last Edit: December 18, 2013, 11:15:57 AM by GourmetDan »
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Re: Happiness is overrated: It's better to be right, study finds
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 01:09:18 PM »
The British Medical Journal rarely publishes satire.
Anyone who tells you you can't buy happiness has never been in a book store or an animal shelter.

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