Sunday, April 22, 2012

Treated Unfairly?

Do you ever feel like you have been treated unfairly? If so, beware. These feelings can hurt you physically.

"The Journal of Epistemology and Community Health" just published an eleven-year study which reveals some alarming facts. The more people feel like they are experiencing an injustice, the more health difficulties they are likely to have.

For example, heart attacks and angina pectoris: Those who reported low levels of unfair treatment are 28% more likely to have a coronary event than the general population; those who reported moderate levels of unfairness treatment saw their risk rise to 36%; and those who say they have frequent experiences of unfair treatment are 55% more likely to have heart problems.

In addition, believing you are experiencing some sort of injustice raises your risk of depression, addictive disorders, and psychosis.

In other words, nothing good comes from nursing anger, resentment, and bitterness.

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