Monday, January 19, 2009

More spiritual kids are happier

The happiness of children has become one of the main preoccupations of scientists and educators in recent times. The evidence that increasing numbers of children are unhappy, and the fear that they may grow up to be miserable and unproductive adults, has even driven some scientists to look again at the influence of religion, or "spirituality", on children's happiness. University of British Columbia researcher Mark Holder and colleagues studied 320 children aged 8 to 12 from four public schools and two faith-based schools and found that those children who said they were more spiritual were happier.


1 comment:

Euripides said...

Makes sense to me. And it does a lot to explain why atheists are so cranky and hate so many people.