In a series of studies, researchers surveyed over 1,000 adults to find out if they considered themselves to be activists for any particular issue, from supporting antiwar politics to championing human rights [What about standing up for freedom? Ed.]. And the researchers found that the stronger a person’s activism, the better that person felt — as long as his or her activities weren’t extreme. Specifically, the highly engaged activists reported experiencing more positive emotions, feeling more satisfied with their lives, and feeling more connected to others.
Guess that means Tea Party patriots are a happy lot.
Does this apply to blogging as well? I mean by speaking out, you know, writing about certain issues, do we in a sense become activists for them? Thus the more we blog, the better we feel. Gotta remember that on days I’m feeling down. It has been my past practice to avoid blogging when I’ve been in a foul mood (for what I thought were obvious reasons). Maybe I should change that.