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Study Confirms Joy Of Extraordinary Experiences Is Erased If It Can't Be Shared Socially With Others
Humans are social creatures by nature, and it's within these complex social fabrics that scientists and researchers have discovered some of the most revealing truths about the human experience. One of which was found in a fascinating new study recently published in Psychological Science. The researchers examined the implications of "extraordinary experiences" with regards to how our perception of these experiences changes depending on whether we're alone or sharing them with others. The results revealed overwhelming proof that the joy of these extraordinary experiences was almost completely erased in the test subjects if the experience wasn't able to be shared with friends, family, or others. "This study suggests that the hedonic value we glean from experiences stems not so much from the immediate pleasure they bestow but from the subsequent joy we take in reliving them with others," writes Daniel Yudkin of Scientific American. "At a broader level, the study also demonstrates the