I was never a religious person and since school my perception of religion was that this is a way of controlling/managing/ruling people. I did realise that this is unbelievably effective and smart way that gave opportunity to educate and bring society to the next level. But recently I started seeing that religion does much more than that – it helps people to stay psychologically stable and cope with the world around them. It also makes people happier – and that’s what this article is about.
I believe, you’ve heard about Positive psychology – a science of happiness. On top of theories and experiments it offers tools and methods for embracing the state of happiness, but turns out – it’s nothing new. A lot of the tools are present in various religions’ dogmas; the only thing is – now their effectiveness is scientifically proven. I’ll give you an example: