Date Archives May 11, 2020

Would you rather sit still or be electrocuted?

In a 2014 study, participants were given a choice between sitting in silence with their own thoughts for 15 minutes or giving themselves electric shocks. Most chose to shock themselves.

In this article I explain the experiment and why it is so many of us today can’t bear the idea of sitting alone for nothing to do, even for a few minutes. And I’ll show you why this is a simple test for the state of your mental health.

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