surprising research: more serious brain injuries associated with more life satisfaction

Perhaps the most curious finding was that participants who’d sustained more serious injuries tended to report being more satisfied with their lives. This association was mediated by the social and identity factors – that is, participants who’d sustained a more serious injury also tended to identify more strongly as a survivor, and to have more social support and improved relationships.

I wonder if that’s because they get and accept more care and support? Is that all any of us need?

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2 thoughts on “surprising research: more serious brain injuries associated with more life satisfaction

  1. Yes! I really think that’s true. Or at least we feel better when we become aware of the reliable support and help that surrounds us. Plus, that sense of having been broken and healed is an affirmation of strength that can be very empowering.

    1. That’s a good point, Litlove, about the healing after breaking. That can apply in so many situations.

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