Sharing extraordinary experiences on social media could leave us feeling worse

October 6, 2014 6:06 AM

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Sharing extraordinary experiences on social media could leave us feeling worse

A new study has revealed that sharing extraordinary experiences might come at a social cost as it may leave one feeling worse. Psychological scientist and study author Gus Cooney of Harvard University, said that extraordinary experiences were pleasurable in the moment but coule leave one socially worse off in the long run.

Cooney continued that the participants in their study mistakenly thought that having an extraordinary experience would make people the star of the conversation but they were wrong, because to be extraordinary was to be different than other people, and social interaction is grounded in similarities.

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