The Science Of Happiness Parton Analysis

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Communication Journal: The Science of Happiness
Steven Parton’s article, “The Science of Happiness: Why Complaining is Literary Killing You”, attempts to explain how our brains are influenced by our view of situations and the attitudes of the people around us. To a great extent, Parton’s argument is logical and practical and presents some useful lessons not only about how to enhance our well-being, but also how to communicate appropriately particularly in the world of business.
The important and practical aspect about the article is that the attitudes we surround ourselves with reshape our brain. Attitudes associated with pessimism, melancholy, regret, fear, and depression among other emotional elements tend to have adverse effects on our
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Foremost, it makes it clear that the message we put across whether verbally or nonverbally triggers a positive or negative reaction in the brain. Such messages shape our emotions either positively or negatively. Therefore, the way we communicate as well as the kind of language we use elicits particular attitudes on others. For example, the kind of language we use may elicit a feeling of love or fear. The world of business is so reliant on communication. The kind of emotions integrated in the language of the message being sent determines whether that message will be positive, negative, or persuasive. This is in reference to the author’s argument that the people we surround ourselves with influence our attitudes. Since this occurs through communication, then there is no doubt that it is possible to elicit positive, negative, or persuasive effects in business communication by using a language that codes our message in a given way.
In conclusion, the author makes a powerful argument about how our attitudes are influenced by not only situations but also the people around us, and how we can maintain a constant state of happiness and optimism. While some of his suggestions appear unrealistic, the author makes a compelling argument on how we can remain happy and healthy. Again, the article presents some useful lessons about communication, which is influenced by the kind of attitudes integrated in a

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