Once-In-a-Lifetime Experiences Are Both Joyous and Depressing

Skydiving, winning a sexy sports car or scaling Mt. Everest sure sound like extraordinary experiences that would fill us with boundless joy to last a lifetime. But a new study finds that’s not always so: extraordinary experiences can actually generate unhappy feelings as well, because others in your ordinary social group are unable to relate to your stories.

Extraordinarily Isolated
To test the effect of extraordinary experiences on social dynamics, researchers set up a simple experiment

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