An A-List blogger’s recent decision to avoid “people who were deeply unhappy” and spend more time with people who are happy earned him a lot of scorn. But another blogger says that the decision might be scientifically sound.
A few things I’ll try to explain in this post:
1) One of the most important recent neuroscience discoveries–“mirror neurons”, and the role they play in a decision like Robert’s
2) The heavily-researched social science phenomenon known as “emotional contagion”
3) Ignorance and misperceptions around the idea of “happy people”