Even as contemporary society prizes personal happiness above all else, a fascinating study suggests that sadness is good for the health.
We all go through rough patches sometimes, whether it's after the break-up of a relationship, the death of a loved one, and ofcours in the current phase of the global financial crisis, losing a job. Perhaps, then, it is time to embrace our miserable side.
Mental health experts caution that the increasing tendency to take a pill to beat the blues could actually affect human evolution. Sadness, they argue, serves an evolutionary purpose - and if we lose it, we lose out.
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