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Tips to be happy

You can find millions of articles in on the internet with tips for living a happier life.

They all mention exercise, being thankful, keep a positive attitude and several stupid things that of course I won’t include here.

What I’m giving you are more like the cheat codes to happiness.

 

Think about death

 

We are dead much longer than we are alive so we need to think about dead as something familiar.

People who frequently think and talk about death are more pleasant and less irritable; we are better company for everyone.

If you think about death at least once a day you’ll live with a little more charity and fellowship to everyone around you.

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People with higher awareness of death are more patient and generous with others.

When we remind ourselves of our own mortality we want to be better people and make our short time on this world more fun and positive.

 

Watch sad movies

 

Look at the Best Picture winners from the past 25 years and you’ll notice a trend.

Schindler’s List, Brave heart, The English Patient, Titanic, Million Dollar Baby, The King’s Speech…

These movies were specifically designed to make you weep and won all the possible awards.

Scientists were curious about this so they conducted a study involving a few hundred participants.

Before starting the sad movie, the researchers asked the participants how happy they were with their lives in general.

After the movie was over, the researchers asked the participants to rate their emotions and they found that the participants had become happier because they had subconsciously compared their own with the horrible tragedies onscreen.

Watching others fail on such hopelessly spectacular levels actually makes us feel better about our lives.

 

Stay busy

 

Unless you’re Batman, when you think about being happy, 9 out of 10 it has nothing to do with working.

There’s nothing more relaxing than the thought of being home relaxing and letting time pass slowly by with no obligations.

However keeping your mind busy makes you happier than just lying around and letting your brain take a break.

People who multitask, combining writing, chatting, watching TV and listening to music experience more emotional fulfillment than those who focused on only one activity or nothing at all.

The more tasks you give your brain to accomplish, the more dopamine gets released into your system.

 

 

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 The Hollywood Reporter 

 

Movies control your life

 

A couple of years ago there was a shooting during a Batman movie and the killer owned a Batman mask and called himself The Joker.

And we’ve seen that kind of movie triggered episodes repeatedly.

We always read that movie producers explain that those people are already crazy and that movies can’t influence people to do anything because the audience knows how to separate fact from fiction.

Well, they are wrong; we do not know how to separate fact from fiction.

When you watch a movie based on historical events, can you tell which parts was fiction and which ones reality?

You don’t know, do you?

What is real is that after Top Gun, Navy aviator recruitment rise 500 percent and also that the number of kids taking martial arts classes exploded after The Karate Kid.

Coincidence?

 

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Every single movie story was invented to control you.

That’s why superhero movies are so popular, because they were created as a way to teach you how to behave.

This is why stories were invented, to shape your brain in a certain way.

In a society, the people, the buildings and the roads are the hardware, movies is the software.

A clear example is Michael Bay.

He feels a certain way about women, and about the role of women in the world, and you will leave his movie agreeing with him just a little bit more than when you came in.

If you ever been arrested you know that nothing is like what we see in the movies because we don’t have criminal classes at school.

Everything you know about the criminal justice system came from actors on a glowing rectangular screen.

That’s why movies are so effective at shaping your personality, because you subconsciously assumed that large parts of these fictional stories weren’t fiction.

Fictional stories shaped your entire world.

You will reject this idea because you hate the thought that anyone but you has made you who you are.

But the truth is that you will spend your whole life trying to make your world look like what you’ve learn from movies.

Your expectations of how your life should look like are programmed by movies.

Expectations are crucial in your life and you’re handing them over to Michael Bay.

 

 

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