We all have the tendency to want to avoid bad feelings—pain, anger, sadness, and disgust. But is it right to simply push them away? In this episode, Arthur and Ceci discuss the biological importance of bad feelings, as well as how to manage your unhappiness and even benefit from the inevitable pain and suffering that are a normal part of life.

This episode is brought to you by Skillshare and Noom. Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/ARTHUR. Sign up for a trial of Noom today at noom.com/ARTHUR.

References and further reading:

Sit With Negative Emotions, Don’t Push Them Away | Arthur Brooks

PANAS Questionnaire | Measuring Positive and Negative Affect

It’s a Terrible Day in the Neighborhood, and That’s O.K. | Mariana Alessandri

Subscribe to The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks in Apple Podcasts (and leave a 5-star review, please!), or by RSS feed. For all our podcasts in one place, subscribe to the Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed in Apple Podcasts or by RSS feed.

Please Support Our Sponsors!

Noom

Skillshare

Now become a Ricochet member for only $5.00 a month! Join and see what you’ve been missing.

There is 1 comment.

Become a member to join the conversation. Or sign in if you're already a member.
  1. HankRhody Freelance Philosopher Contributor

    “The world needs poets!” 

    Does it? Does it really?

    • #1
    • July 9, 2020, at 2:50 AM PDT
    • Like