Monday, January 7, 2013

Do not feel sorrow


In his youth, regret can be useful because they help to make better decisions in future, but in middle and old age regret is unnecessary and leads to depression 



Famous Edith Piaf song "Non, je ne regrette rien" (No, I do not regret anything) embodied the philosophy of life with no regrets, and just so you can stay happy and satisfied in old age, according to a U.S. study, and written Time Healthland.

The scientists scanned the brains 21 young volunteers, 20 people from a 50-year will develop depression, and 20 healthy elderly and people over 60. They then gave the volunteers to handle the game where you should take the risk, because they could not stop playing and keep winning, or go all the way and you might lose all the gains. At the end of each of the subjects showed how the game would look like if he continued to take risks, to be thus seen as conceded.

What the volunteers lost more times in the previous games, the more they risked coming in, to reduce the possibility of regret for missed in the future. These are especially young people and those working over 50 depressed They are older and are not satisfied with any changes in their play and behavior and regret not affect their decisions in the coming games, according to scientists.
Blame themselves

They found significant differences in the appearance of the brain of subjects. After allowing them to detect the missed opportunities, the older healthy subjects had increased brain activity in the brain region associated with emotional control. Younger and older are not depressed activity in that part of the brain.

Happy people rationalize the outcome of the situation and realize that they are associated with factors that can affect, and depressed they often blame themselves for any failure. In youth we regret can be useful because it helps us make better decisions in the future, but in middle and old age regret is unnecessary and leads to depression, the researchers concluded. 

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