Bronze weighs more than Silver in Happiness

*Have you noticed that a bronze medalist is generally more happy than a silver medalist at the end of the game.*

Its not incidental finding but proven fact in many research studies after studying reactions of silver medalists vs bronze medalists! 
Ideally, a silver medalist should be more happy than the bronze. But, human mind doesn’t work like mathematics. This happens because of phenomenon of counterfactual thinking.

A concept in psychology in which there is human tendency to create possible alternatives to life events that have already happened, that would be contrary to what happened.

Sliver medalist thinks, “Oh I couldn’t win the gold medal.” Bronze medalist thinks, “At least I got a medal.”
Silver medal is won after losing, but Bronze medal is won after Winning.

This happens in our life also, we don’t appreciate what we have but feel sad with what we don’t have. Let’s be grateful for our blessings, they far outweigh our problems if we start counting.

40 thoughts on “Bronze weighs more than Silver in Happiness

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  1. Very well stated.I appreciate your lebel of thinking. Yes,happiness is nothing but a proper thinking about our status in terms of our hard work and our acceptance of what we deserve for the time being. That is not the end of everything but a great win awaits us in the future on your day. Thanks a lot for sharing. Take care.🌹🙏😊

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  2. Wow! You have started with the concept of phychology but ended with great moral . And yes it’s absolutely true we don’t feel happy with what we have. Well shared 👌😊💐 thank you very much ❣️😊😊

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    1. Thank you for sharing your view. We are never happy with what we have.. its just because once we achieve something we aim for something even better.. the thrust continues.


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