What can we all learn from religion — whether we believe or not?


Religious people are happier. Largely because of faith, even the poorest people on the planet can be happier and the Amish are as satisfied as billionaires.

There are definitely some things we can learn from religion. (I’m not proselytizing — I’m not religious myself and religion is far from a cureall.)

But what principles can we learn about ourselves and human nature from religious practice?

What need does it fill that make it stand the test of time and how can we incorporate those into our lives — whether we believe or not?

A few ideas:

A prior post coveredĀ 7 steps to being a better person and why we’re not more compassionate.

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