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JUST RECENTLY : THE NEW YORK TIMES PUBLISHED A FULL PAGE AD : inviting the students to honor, delight, learn, and surpass all the past generations in building a better world. There's a specific kind of joy in this for !WOW!.

The esteemed New York Times - just about the greatest newspaper in the world - has been endowed with the life long membership of The World Students Society. And, so, at least a fraction of this great happening has been the recognition of the Global Founder Framers of The World Students Society's rising and growing and selfless effervescence.

The Global Founder Framers and the students of the entire world rise, to give The New York Times a standing ovation and assure them all, of the students greatest bliss in these moments of ''collective effervescence''.

MOST PEOPLE VIEW EMOTIONS AS EXISTING PRIMARILY or even exclusively in their heads. Happiness is considered a state of mind; melancholy is a potential warning sign of mental illness. But the reality is that emotions are inherently social: They're woven through our interactions.

Research has found that people laugh five times as often when they're with others as when they are alone. Even changing pleasantries with a stranger on a train is enough to spark joy. That's not to say you can't find delight in watching a show on Netflix. The problem is that bingeing is an individual pastime. Peak happiness lies mostly in collective activity.

We find our greatest bliss in moments of collective effervescence. It's a concept coined in the early 20th century by pioneering sociologist Emile Durkheim to describe the sense of energy and harmony people feel when they come together in a group around a shared purpose.

Collective effervescence is the synchrony you feel when you slide into rhythm with strangers on a dance floor, colleagues in a brainstorming session, cousins at a religious service of teammates on a soccer field. And during the pandemic, it's been largely absent from our lives.

Collective effervescence happens when joie de vivre spreads through a group. Before Covid, research showed that more than three-quarters of people found collective effervescence at least once a week and almost a third experienced it at least once a day. They felt it when they sang in choruses and ran in races, and in quieter moments of connection in coffee shops and in yoga classes and on The World Students Society.

But as lockdowns and social distances became the norm there were fewer and fewer of these moments. I started watching standup comedy specials, hoping to get a taste of collective effervescence while laughing along with the people in the room. It was fine, but it wasn't the same. Instead, many of us found ourselves drawn into a dark cloud.

Emotions are like contagious diseases : They can spread from a person to person. ''Emotional contagion is when we are literally infected with other people's emotions,'' my colleague Sigal Barsade, a Wharton management professor and a leading researcher on the topic, has explained. ''In almost all of our studies, what we have found is that people don't realize it's happening.''

When the pandemic began in 2020, the first negative emotion to spread was fear. Waves of panic crashed through communities, compelling people to purify packages and hoard hand sanitizer. As too many people lost loved ones, too many others lost jobs and everyone lost some semblance of normal life. The number of adults with symptoms of depression or anxiety spiked from one in 10 Americans about four in 10.

And there's reason to believe these symptoms haven't been caused only by the crisis itself - they've actually been transferred from person to person.

Studies show that if your spouse, your family members or your roommate develop depression, you're at a heightened risk for it. And contagion isn't limited to face-to-face interaction: Emotions can spread through social media posts and text messages, too.

Emotional contagion can in part explain so-called Zoom fatigue, a phenomenon that has mostly been attributed to sitting still, staring at oversize virtual heads, feeling self-conscious at seeing your own reflections and juggling the cognitive load of reading glitchy facial expressions.

The science of contagion suggests that the negative emotions we feel from video-call conference overuse could be particularly driven by hours of communicating with people who are also sad, stressed, lonely or tired.

[How to survive a Zoombie apocalypse : Avoid eye contact at all costs.]

When it first became clear that people would be encouraged to stay at home and avoid large crowds, a joke circulated in which introverts declared, '' I've been preparing for this moment my entire life.'' But the data tell a different story : During the pandemic, it's generally been introverts, not extroverts, who have reported more depression, anxiety, stress and loneliness.

Extroverts may seek more connection, but introverts need it as well - they are also energized by social interaction. In isolation many introverts may have been surprised to feel forlorn. They were missing collective effervescence too.

The Honor and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on Great Opinions and Writings, continues. The World Students Society thanks author Professor Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist at Wharton, and the author of ''Think Again : The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know'' and the host of the TED podcast ''WorkLife''.

With the most respectful dedication to Mankind, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all prepare and register for Great Global Elections on The World Students Society - for every subject in the world - : wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter - !E-WOW! - The Ecosystem 2011 :

Good Night and God Bless

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