DailyGood
DailyGood

For the last 27 years, DailyGood newsletters have offered a daily email that inspires you to respond to life with creativity and kindness. To join a community of 151,842 subscribers, subscribe here.

Oct 18, 2014

"When you're very lonely, or when you're hungry, or when you're poor, a large portion of the day is spent entertaining thoughts related to the source of your scarcity." --Eldar Shafir

This Is Your Brain On Scarcity

Scientists have long recognized that poverty can aggravate health problems. Now they're also beginning to understand that the stress of too little income actually changes the way people think. Princeton psychologist Eldar Shafir says that's normal for someone who's not making ends meet. He studies the brain on scarcity. He says it doesn't matter what kind of scarcity you're dealing with. When humans don't have enough of something, that fact dominates our consciousness.

READ FULL STORY

BE THE CHANGE
Notice how often your thoughts turn to making ends meet, and gift someone this week who "doesn't have enough."



SOME MORE DAILYGOOD STORIES ...