The researchers came to the conclusion that those who have meaning in life, happier and healthier than those who don’t.
American scientists from the medical school of the University of California in San Diego found that the acquisition of the meaning of life is closely linked with health and longevity, reports korrespondent.net.
The experts conducted a three-year study, which involved 1 042 people aged 21 to 100 years. Each of the “test subjects” had to talk about the search for meaning for today.
After this, experts assessed the state of health at the moment, and the ratio of ages of biological and passport.
The experiment showed that the presence of meaning in life improves physical and mental health, while the process of finding meaning is associated with feelings and poor health.
“The lack of goals and life goals is a powerful stress factor, it does not promote good health and prolong life. Many people think about purpose in life from a philosophical point of view, but the meaning is associated with improved health, well-being and longevity. Those who have meaning in life, happier and healthier than those who don’t, “said study leader, Professor of psychiatry Dilip gest.